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Possible solution for carboy cleaning
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:52:24 PM »
I found this today and thought that it might be usefull.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Scrubber-That-Can-Clean-the-Insides-of-Va/

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Re: Possible solution for carboy cleaning
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 03:59:27 PM »
Wow that is really neat

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Re: Possible solution for carboy cleaning
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 04:34:38 PM »
Great idea! Hard drive magnets would work perfect for this... Until one slips out and leaves a nice scratch  :shakes:
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Re: Possible solution for carboy cleaning
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 04:51:25 PM »
I'm a big fan of the one I made using this one as a model.
http://www.carboycleaner.com/
Scrubs it out in no time a minute or two maybe. I think Noble Grape sells the actual "Carboy Cleaner" for around $30.00.
It wasn't  hard to make though a SS rod with a microfiber cloth attached to one end with a funnel to guard it from hitting the carboy opening. Might have cost me $5.00 to build.    :cheers:

Also works great on kegs!
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Re: Possible solution for carboy cleaning
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 05:45:33 PM »
Yup. I have an actual carbon cleaner. Love it.

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Re: Possible solution for carboy cleaning
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 07:46:02 AM »
I actually do it the lazy way and soak my caboys in oxyclean. Uses a lot of water but it works very well

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Re: Possible solution for carboy cleaning
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 08:58:36 AM »
I use a combination.  I usually fill the carboy with oxy and run-off water from a brew day.  I'll let it soak until I feel like finishing the job.  I find that sometimes the krausen line can be quite stubborn even with the carboy cleaner.  I don't know if I should be using something other than oxy and water with it, or if I should be using PBW, but the soak definitely helps.