DetailsPBW stands for Powdered Brewery Wash. This product is widely used in commercial breweries across the country. 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 without scrubbing. PBW is environmentally friendly, biodegradeable, and will not harm septic systems.
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4.9 / 5.0127 ReviewsAWESOMEI 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, 2012Don'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 newMarch 7, 2017Purchased
1 year agoGreat Carboy CleanerI 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, 2012Powerful 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, 2013Takes the work out of cleaningThis 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, 2013AMAZING!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, 2012Good for removing buildupAfter 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, 2013can't be out doneonly cleaner i use. it does everything. cleans mold out of bottles, removes labels, eats derbies, nothing this stuff wont remove.October 13, 2012Easy and effectiveI 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, 2013Nothing it can't handleIt 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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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 2 answersHow 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!Does Midwest sell PBW in larger than 8 lb size?