Oxiclean Versatile FREE, 3 LBs – homebrew cleaner alternative

Oxiclean Versatile Free is a percarbonate based cleanser.  The Free version is  free of perfumes, dyes and chlorine.

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • One 3 lb. box of OxiClean Versatile Stain Remover Free
  • Oxygen-based, water-activated formula gets out tough dirt, persistent spots and set-in stains
  • Works with regular detergent to get clothes extra clean and works on carpets, upholstery and nearly any surface in your home
  • Free of any irritating dyes and perfumes
  • Chlorine-free and color safe formula


Some homebrewers (including myself) use this as a budget replacement for PBW.

What are others saying?  Search this product’s Amazon reviews for “brew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

Oxiclean Versatile Stain Remover Free, 3 Pounds – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

5 thoughts on “Oxiclean Versatile FREE, 3 LBs – homebrew cleaner alternative

  1. Anonymous

    I don’t use the “free” stuff and my plastic smells like plastic when I’m done cleaning/rinsing it.

  2. dana

    Any tubing or plastic you soak in the scented stuff will smell like the scent afterwards. Not sure it’ll transfer to your beer, but I keep away from it anyway.

  3. Anonymous

    The scented stuff works fine for homebrewing too. You’re not actually brewing with it are you? Just rinse your equipment well like you would after using any cleaner or soap.

    Depending on where you’re at in the U.S., Menard’s stores have the 7.22lb containers on sale for $11 right now too.

  4. Anonymous

    Dude, only the one marked “FREE” is the dye and fragrance-free one. The 7.2lb you DO NOT WANT TO USE FOR HOMEBREWING.


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