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PBW by Five Star

SKU: 7850X

Environmentally friendly alkali cleaner. Safe for use on all your brewing and winemaking equipment — metals, rubber gaskets, tubing, plastic parts — and your skin.

Removes tough, caked-on debris and rinses clean.

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Originally developed for Coors, PBW (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 / 5.0
126 Reviews
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I used this to soak bottles to help cean and remove labels._x000D_After just 2 hous the labels FELL OFF the bottles._x000D__x000D_No more scraping for me.
August 20, 2012
Don't know much a out this product but used it to clean my carboys, especially my plastic one where there were stubborn stains on the bottom, and it worked. My plastic carboy looks like new
March 7, 2017
7 months ago
Takes the work out of cleaning
This stuff is the way to go. I have used this for removing bottle labels, cleaning corney kegs, fermenters and scorched brew pots. No scrubbing required. Just mix it up and soak the equipment, and it will shine like new.
July 29, 2013
No longer do you have to scrub your carboys after nasty fermentations! Just soak over night with the pbw and everything just washes off like magic! I cant believe I was scrubbing so hard all the time when this magical cleaner can do it all for you!
October 1, 2012
Good for removing buildup
After some uses my brew pot builds up a coating on the bottom, and on the sight glass. A warm PBW soak takes that right off, then I use the PBW on some tubing, and then on my stove burners. Its good at removing tough deposits.
August 21, 2013
can't be out done
only cleaner i use. it does everything. cleans mold out of bottles, removes labels, eats derbies, nothing this stuff wont remove.
October 13, 2012
Easy and effective
I use this cleaner to remove soil, stains and buildup from all equipment that touches my beer, then sanitize them with iodophor. I ususally combine a soak of a few minutes with a little scrubbing just to avoid an overnight soak. It takes a carboy that was cleaned with soap and a bottle brush after the last batch from cloudy glass to pure transparency with only a few swipes of the bootle brush. Similar results with a plastic fermenter bucket and various other parts. It also helps loosen most bottle labels very quickly.
September 3, 2013
Nothing it can't handle
It takes off everything. Just heat up some water and let it sit a while. I might also sponge the area just to remove whats been loosened. Its awesome for cleaning tubing that you can't get into.
September 15, 2013
Busted through my dirty fermenter like Mr. KoolAid through the wall! Easy!!
September 24, 2013
The Best
If you don't have this yet, you're working too hard. Takes stains and gunk out of kegs, bottles, and cleans without harming equipment. You will need to rinse, but if you didn't you'd just feel guilty._x000D_
October 28, 2012
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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,
B D on Apr 21, 2016

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!
Does Midwest sell PBW in larger than 8 lb size?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2017
How well would this clean the stain from inside silicon tubing?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2017

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