Cleaning and sanitizing a big 5 or 6 gallon carboy can be an intimidating job — what if we told you it could be hands-free, and could be done with just 1 gallon of solution instead of 5 or 6?
The Brewery Essentials Carboy Wash kit makes this a reality — works with both glass and plastic carboys, powered by Mark’s Keg Washer (don’t let the name fool you — it works for carboys, too!) and using the awesome no-rinse action of Saniclean. Using a soda keg disconnect and some tubing (not included), you can even clean those hard to reach keg dip tubes without disassembling the keg.
The janitorial part of brewing just got fun! with the powerful action of PBW, you can smugly watch the crusted-on gunk simply wash away. Includes a carboy brush (for use on glass carboys only), and a carboy dryer to help make sure your fermentors are drained and stored dry between uses.
Carboys not included!
- Mark's Keg Washer
- Carboy Dryer
- PBW 1lb
- Saniclean 16 oz.
- Carboy Brush (for use on glass carboys only)
Please note, we cannot ship this product by air.
We recommend the use of a GFCI outlet or adapter during use.
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4.3 / 5.03 ReviewsOne of the best brewing gizmos I ownBought this after brewing my 4th brew last December. I learned in a hurry that I didn't like washing carboys, especially after a messy, vigorous primary. Now I just toss some PBW in, put a carboy on and go watch an NBA game :-) Let it run for 10-15 minutes...things are usually clean when I come back. Sometimes there is a little crud that's caked on that requires breaking out a carboy brush. Just finished my 21st brew and have only had to break out a brush 2 or 3 times. Haven't stepped up to kegging so I can't say how it works with kegs, but as far as carboys, buckets, big mouth bubblers, this system gets the job doneOctober 27, 2017Purchased
over 2 years agoNot bad...room for improvement.THE GOOD: You will save a ton on cleaning/sanitation supplies.
THE BAD: Every vessel I washed with exception of a carboy had stability issues and there is no easy way to clean a one gallon glass jug. When attaching the system to the input or output of a corny keg the pressure is greatly reduced. Splashing outside of the reservoir seemed to be an issue as well which greatly limits the locations you can use the washer.
I come from a commercial alcohol background so my standards are pretty high on equipment that I purchase. The system isn't as heavy duty as I would liked and the pump isn't locked in place in any way. I haven't put the system through its paces with anything significantly dirty so my opinion may change.
That said, this is a decent system for the home brewer albeit a little under-powered. It would be easy to modify a cap for the up tube to simulate a multi-directional 'spray ball' for more thorough cleaning.April 17, 2017Purchased
over 2 years ago
- Customer Q&A
Browse 2 questions Browse 2 questions and 4 answersCan you use a wide mouth carboy?BEST ANSWER: Yes. This is a great product, saves me alot of time when cleaning kegs and carboys. Worth the investment.Can this washing system handle Peracetic acid and caustic in lieu of home brewing chemicals?BEST ANSWER: Peracetic acid is a strong oxidizing agent and primary irritant. Exposure to peracetic acid can cause irritation to the skin, eyes and respiratory system and higher or long-term exposure can cause permanent lung damage. In addition, there have been cases of occupational asthma caused by peracetic acid. There is published STEL TLV for peracetic acid of 0.4 ppm, calculated as a 15-minute time weighted average. Currently there is no safe OSHA Permissable Exposure Limit (PEL) for peracetic acid. In 2010, the US EPA published Acute Exposure Guidelines (AEGL) for peracetic acid. In order for employers to meet the ACGIH STEL TLV and comply with the General Duty Clause to provide a safe work environment, it is recommended that facilities using peracetic acid solution employ continuous monitors to provide an alert to employees if the concentration exceeds safe levels. The concentration at which the general population will experience transient and reversible problems, such as notable discomfort, irritation, or certain asymptomatic non-sensory effects is 0.17ppm. The concentration that results in irreversible or other serious, long-lasting adverse health effects or an impaired ability to escape is 0.52ppm. The concentration that results in life-threatening health effects or death is 1.3ppm.