PBW Cleaner - 1 lb.

PBW Cleaner - 1 lb.

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PBW stands for Powder Brewery Wash, which is a non-hazardous buffered alkaline brewery cleaner. PBW is the cleaner of choice for many breweries, where it out performs more hazardous caustic chemicals without removing the flesh off your bones. PBW also will not corrode soft metals.  Comes in a jar with screw top lid.

When mixing hot water and PBW in an air or water tight space, it will create pressure. Please use caution when using PBW in enclosed equipment.

Item # CL25A
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 1 LBS
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How many times can I use the 1lb PBW for a 5 gallon batches?
James Cruz on Aug 9, 2019
Is this also a sanitizer?
James McCord on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This is not a sanitizer. This PBW is only a detergent for cleaning solids and stains off of equipment. For a sanitizer we recommend Five Star Starsan or BTF Iodophor.
Can I use this product to clean my bottles prior to sanitizing?
WAYNE KNACK on Feb 15, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! PBW can be used to clean everything! A thorough sanitizing rinse will also perfectly wash off all residual cleaner.
Will it stop a ferment if accidentally added at 1 teaspoon per gallon? I think I may have done that and trying to identify the reason for the fail
Jeffrey Scott Mastin on Oct 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: That would likely disrupt your fermentation. That amount of this would raise your pH; how high depends on your starting water profile. Yeast really like to be in a moderately acidic pH range. Most yeast will produce a lot of acid at the start of a fermentation and that helps them get comfy. A pack of the full range testing strips will work well for testing. Some people find them hard to read and prefer a digital meter. If your pH is above 5 then you could try to correct by adding some phosphoric acid and a new batch of yeast. Not an easy problem to solve and it would probably take less time to brew a new batch instead. Hopefully you can resolve the issues. Cheers!

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Rated 5 out of 5
The product itself is outstanding! I recommend buying in bulk. It will get used.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Product
It's easy to forget these minor ingredients in the brew process, but this one works perfectly and exactly as advertised. Not harsh, but a very effective cleaner for all brew equipment.
May 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
the *perfect* cleaner
When you're done brewing you're actually not quite done...makes the clean up easier. Typically brew at night so not done until late; just pop a tablespoon or two into the carboy and finish the next day. No scrubbing needed!
May 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
the one, the only
Does exactly what it says on the tub. =)
I use it for all my regular, everyday cleaning and soaking and it always does the job
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent cleaner
PBW does all the cleaning work for you. I used to scrub with brushes, but that just caused problems by introducing scratches into the surface of what I was cleaning. Now I just soak dirty parts in a proper solution of this and let it sit (longest necessary was overnight, for really tough dirt). Easy. The 1lb tub doesn't ever seem to last as long as I'd like it to, so I usually prefer to get the 4lb'er.
May 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
Great stuff
This is really great stuff and at a good price. Just leave your equipment soaking in the solution for 15 or 20 minutes and then rinse clean. All the debris will be gone
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
The best cleaner on the face of the planet.
Breweries all over the US trust PBW, it is literally the standard for CIP.
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great beer starts with pbw!
This is stuff is a necessisity for ANY brewer!
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Can't brew without it. Also amazing to use as a household cleaner. Soak your jewelry in it!
May 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
good stuff
May 5, 2015