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PBW by Five Star- 1 lb

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PBW by Five Star- 1 lb

SKU: 7941

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!

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Midwest Supplies offers PBW by Five Star- 1 lb - Use 1 - 2 ounces per gallon for cleaning boil kettles, or an ounce per gallon for fermenters, kegs and other brewing equipment. Soaking overnight will easily remove stubborn, caked on organic deposits.

  • 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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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
1 year ago
Powerful stuff!
This stuff is awesome - soak anything in it and it'll get cleaned up with very little effort. Just be careful about getting it on your skin -- rinse it off pretty soon after or you'll get all dried out.
November 15, 2013
Great Carboy Cleaner
I normally use 1 Step for all of my cleaning needs, but now that I brew beer I needed something that cleaned off heavy deposits with little work (who really likes scrubbing with a carboy brush?). This stuff does a great job. It gets all of the krausen off of the carboy without scrubbing._x000D__x000D_I bought a bunch of one gallon jugs from someone off of craigslist. It wasn't until I brought the jugs home that I realized they all had rings of filth around their necks. I tried to soak them and scrub them with 1 Step, but it didn't work. Figured I would have to toss them. When I bought PBW I decide to give it a try on the jugs. I now have very clean 1 gallon jugs that look like new. This stuff is awesome.
November 1, 2012
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
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How well would this clean the stain from inside silicon tubing?
A shopper on Aug 23, 2017
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).
can I use this to clean the bottles?
A shopper on Jul 5, 2018
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.
PBW calls out oz. per gallon, what is the equivalent to tsp. Or tablespoon per gallon?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe and been doing myself, 2 Tablespoons per gallon
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

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