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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by f00b4r » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:25 pm

Nashbrew wrote:
Jocky wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:23 pm
I used PBW for a long time until it became unavailable.

Stellarclean was decent, but more recently I tried Chemclean, and it certainly foams at first but I’ve also been pretty impressed at its performance.

It’s also going quite cheap at the moment at brew2bottle: https://brew2bottle.co.uk/pages/search- ... =Chemclean
Wow that is cheap, £74 at Malt miller. Got 5Kg coming tomorrow.
Yes a crazy difference (it’s the cheaper of those prices at more than just Brew2bottle), it looks like it was priced at some places same level as PBW but is probably sourced a lot cheaper. It seems to be the way with a few of the new products coming to market, some sellers appear to be trying to see what the market will bear, often then adjusting prices when the competition are selling a fair bit lower.

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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by f00b4r » Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:27 pm

MashBag wrote:TFR or truck wash and a brush. Cheap and IMO the quickest & best I can find (and I really have tried)
I’ve seen you advocate this on the Braumeister forum a lot, how are you exactly using it and any issues with rinsing etc?
Any chemists on here care to comment on the ingredients and any potential downsides?

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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by MashBag » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:28 am

Its a caustic cleaner. Removes debris really easily. I use a spray bottle and brush it. Rinse well. Used it for what seems like ever and never managed to find better.

Safe of stainless. Don't use on aluminium.

Always read the instructions :D

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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by f00b4r » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:40 pm

MashBag wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:28 am
Its a caustic cleaner. Removes debris really easily. I use a spray bottle and brush it. Rinse well. Used it for what seems like ever and never managed to find better.

Safe of stainless. Don't use on aluminium.

Always read the instructions :D
I see quite a few descriptions claiming it is non-caustic though. Multiple products being sold under the same name?

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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by LeeH » Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:24 pm

Out of stock now!!
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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by MashBag » Tue Mar 09, 2021 4:01 pm

I think TFR is a bit like 'Hoover' there are many brands I recommend a caustic one.

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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by Nashbrew » Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:56 pm

MashBag wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 12:31 pm
TFR or truck wash and a brush. Cheap and IMO the quickest & best I can find (and I really have tried)
I had a go this week with TFR I found a 50/50 mix was the most effective.
Certainly works and sooo much cheaper than the PBW's or lookalikes.
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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by MashBag » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:11 pm

you know I am a big fan use it on almost everything

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Re: PBW alternatives

Post by Nashbrew » Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:50 pm

LeeH wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:24 pm
Out of stock now!!
Back in stock
https://brew2bottle.co.uk/products/chem ... 8881844321
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