PBW – Powder Brewery Wash is my go-to brewery cleaner. It is a non-hazardous buffered alkaline brewery cleaner and it.. works great.
Using the Spray Bottle Method for Star San means that I use so little Star San that it’s really not even worth price comparing.
Not so with PBW. This is something that I go through relatively quickly. Under the premise of “buy things in bulk, that you use in bulk” this post aims to compare multiple suppliers and size offerings to help you get the best deal on PBW.
First observation… Buy the bigger sizes (4 lb+). Never buy the 2 ounce size of PBW. It’s not even close to enough for one batch of beer. I’m not including it in the results here, but, you can pay $20 per lb for this size. I’m not even sure why they make it. I guess as a sample. Similarly, the 1 lb size doesn’t make any sense at up to $10 per lb and is not included in this post.
50 lbs of PBW via CRAFT’R. PBW is my cleaner of choice!
As of this posting CRAFT’R has this for $173.39. That figures to just $3.47 per lb. For some pricing clarity, MoreBeer has this on sale for $174.99, but… pricing is an additional calculated fee with MoreBeer’s offering. The CRAFT’R offering is slightly less AND is ships for free to addresses in the lower 48 US states. This is a bargain! Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change. Prices and availability were accurate at the time this this post was published; however, they may differ from those you see when you visit the product page. Check the product page for current price, description and availability
Beer & Wine Hobby has consistently great pricing on their 8 lb size PBW – in refill bag form. It typically sells for around $38.99 for the refill option. Go to the PBW product page and select 8 lb bag to see current pricing. Beer & Wine Hobby also typically offers free shipping to most US addresses with a certain order size. That threshold varies. No coupon or promo code is required, Price can change quickly check Beer and Wine Hobby for current price and availability.
Stacks With: To sweeten the deal, shipping is free to most US addresses with many orders over $39.99. Add on a pack of dry yeast and you’ll qualify. Check Beer & Wine Hobby for current availability.
From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:
Safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics
Effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners
Cleaner is very effective in removing protein soils
“P.B.W. Is a buffered alkaline detergent that has been proven to be more than an effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners. Because of its unique formulation of buffers and mild alkalis, it is safe on skin as well as soft metals such as stainless steel, aluminum, and on plastics. p.B.W. Uses active oxygen to penetrate carbon or protein soils and is not effected by hard water.”