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Wm John Ivey
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Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 265
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 02:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Okay I forgot to rinse out my carboy after soaking in oxyclean, now I have granules all over and having a tuff time using the carboy brush to scrub. Any thoughts
John
 

MacGregor Outkast
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Username: Macgregor

Post Number: 16
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 02:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

rinse?
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1054
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 02:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

something acidic. It is like lime scale so even lime away would be worth while lookig at.

-Doug
 

Heath
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Username: Frizedo

Post Number: 92
Registered: 09-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 03:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

vineger....
 

don price
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Username: Donzoid

Post Number: 511
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 03:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CLR
 

William B Roberts
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Username: Bill_r

Post Number: 49
Registered: 10-2004
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 06:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I have no Idea what Oxyclean , I use StarSan but this should apply:

Fill it with water, let it soak & after a day or so, rinse the out of it with hot water, & then fill it & check the pH to see if the pH level matches your normal tap water.
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 1085
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 07:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wm, warm water will dilute and you'll be fine. Don't use more than 1 scoop per 5 gallons in da future...
 

ScottDeW
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Username: Scott

Post Number: 210
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 01:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Cheap vinegar.

I get lazy and have this happen every so often.

Every so often? Heck, I keep vinegar on hand so I can be lazy. Heh.
Scott
http://texanbrew.com
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 1581
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 03:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

White vinegar is the cheapest and most easily available source of acid for cleaning. There's a reason your grandmother likely used it.
 

Wm John Ivey
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Username: Fat_elvis

Post Number: 266
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2004 - 03:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks guys, and I hope you were being funny Mac :-). I spent the good part of two hours cussing over my laziness, not that I'm gonna change. At least I cleaned the carboy first and didn't leave the crud in it for a week. :-)
John
 

Bob McCouch
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Username: Vector

Post Number: 341
Registered: 11-2001
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 04:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've had the same problem and vinegar hasn't always gotten all of it off. In those cases, I've used StarSan with a very low dilution rate, nearly 1:1. It does the job very quickly.

You obviously don't need 2.5 gal of StarSan syrup... I use 2-4 oz and another 2-4 of water and slowly roll it around the vessel.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 1594
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 04:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If vinegar isn't strong enough, CLR or Star San should do the job.
 

PaulK
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Username: Paulk

Post Number: 134
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 05:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

CLR is a guaranteed fix. I had a bad case of these crystals in a keg after a forgotten soaking with Oxyclean. The inside of the keg was like 40 grit sandpaper. Straight vinegar and scrubbing didn't do a thing. A fairly strong mix of CLR however removed all traces instantly.