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Brews & Views Bulletin Board Service * Brews and Views Archive 2004 * January 9, 2004 * Tip for Oxiclean (TM) users < Previous Next >

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Bob McCouch (
Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2003 - 06:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Many of us have experienced the dreaded "Oxiclean precipitate" that sometimes clings with great ferocity to the inside of bottles or carboys after using Oxiclean in a slightly-too-high concentration. I finally figured out how to get rid of it without any sort of manual scrubbing: Star-San!

I had some precipitate on the inside of a growler that I was rinsing this morning, and remembering that white vinegar had helped slightly in the past, I poured about 1/4 oz of undiluted Star-San in the growler and rolled it around. It was very thick, but I could see it dissolving the deposits. I added about 1 oz of water just to thin out the solution, and continued rolling the jug around for a few minutes. Rinsed it thoroughly, and it's spotless!

Hopefully someone else can find this useful.


Denny Conn (
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 08:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Or you could use less Oxiclean and not get the precipitate in the first place...

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