DetailsOriginally developed for Coors, PBW or Powdered Brewery Wash is used in commercial breweries nationwide to effectively clean equipment in places that can’t be reached with a brush or sponge. Strong enough to remove difficult, caked-on messes, it’s environmentally friendly, biodegradable and won’t harm your septic system. Simply soak equipment overnight in PBW solution; rinse the following morning – no scrubbing required!
- Multipurpose cleaner removes stubborn stains and is hard-water tolerant
- Just soak equipment overnight to remove difficult, caked-on organic deposits – no scrubbing required
- Great for cleaning carboys and removing bottle labels
- Will not damage skin, rubber gaskets or soft metals
- Environmentally friendly, biodegradable and will not harm septic systems
- Use 1 to 2 ounces per gallon for cleaning kettles, 3/4 ounce per gallon for fermenters, kegs, tanks, and other equipment
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4.9 / 5.0135 ReviewsPBW FIVE STAR WASH.I have been using the PBW FIVE STAR to wash all my brew equipment for a long time. Really a great product.June 24, 2019Purchased
2 months agoGood productWorks well, rinses nicely, would recommendMay 29, 2019Purchased
3 months agoPBWI have been using PBW for many years and have not found anything that gives such good results, especially when using it on stainless steel vessels mash tun boiler etc.
Highly recommended.May 12, 2019Purchased
3 months agoWorks GreatWorks as advertised. Easy to use.May 7, 2019Purchased
3 months agoBest cleaner out there. Expensive, but worth it for heavy duty jobs.February 9, 2019Purchased
9 months agoHighly recommend PBWCleans my keg and plastic carboy effortlessly. Love this product.December 9, 2018Purchased
8 months agoGreat cleaning productI use this product for all my cleaning. Everything comes out squeaking after rinsing.October 28, 2018Purchased
9 months agoExcellent ProductThis is the only source that I could find for this wonderful product. I use it as last rinse and clean on brew day items. Most useful as final cleanse on bottling day.August 14, 2018Purchased
1 year agoBest product for cleaningI love it, it removes everything in my fermenters and bottles... then I discard this water w/cleaner in my toilet... and I clean the toilet too.March 4, 2018Excellent productI've used this on everything from baked on kitchen wares to cleaning the toilet and unclogging the sink or tub. It even works wonders on glass smoking devices...and brewery stuff too!April 17, 2017
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Browse 7 questions Browse 7 questions and 17 answersI used PBW and forgot o rinise with Star San before transfering product. Is it ruined?BEST ANSWER: It depends on what you used PBW on and when. I use PBW on my kettles after I brew. I will rinse out the kettles after they are clean with fresh water and dry them. I will probably brew again in 2-4 weeks. I have never used Star San on my kettles after I have cleaned them. I have not had any problems with this process and my brews have turn out great.What if I forgot to sanitize after using this. I transfered to another carboy. Is it no good anymore?BEST ANSWER: You should be fine. As long as the PBW gets the carboy clean and you have residual active yeast, you will probably note CO2 bubbling out of your airlock. As long as a nice CO2 layer blankets the wort, bacteria should remain at bay.PBW calls out oz. per gallon, what is the equivalent to tsp. Or tablespoon per gallon?BEST ANSWER: 3 teaspoons = approx 1oz.
3 Teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon.can I use this to clean the bottles?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use to clean glass bottles to get out stuck on grim. You dont need much. I wash out afterwards with water and a bottle brush, and you still need to sanitize before use.Does Midwest sell PBW in larger than 8 lb size?How well would this clean the stain from inside silicon tubing?BEST ANSWER: Not too well but what I do with the plastic tubing as it comes with brew kits: I hold the tube in a U-shape, sprinkle a few granules of PBW into the tube, add warm water until the tube is almost full, then wrap a folded Kleenex around. A big office paper clamp goes around that and with a little paperclip I hang it to the bathroom lamp chain overnight. Next morning I dump it, rinse a few times and hang up to dry. The stain doesn't go away but it does clean out all the gunk. Don't get the PBW onto any sensitive surfaces or clothing, it's pretty brutal (I guess it's supposed to be).Greetings: how does the PBW work on cleaning out stainless steel containers that have held Olive Oil? In other words, is it safe and does it eliminate olive oil residue? Kindly let us know, thanks,BEST ANSWER: Hello,
PBW more than likely will not remove the oil. You will need to use a degreaser such as Simple Green, followed by multiple hot water rinses to remove the detergent. After that, I would do a hot water soak with PBW. It might take a long soak and some elbow grease to remove the oil completely. I hope that this helps!