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Tip: Using Undiluted PBW to Help with Bottle Label Removal

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  • Soaking your bottles in hot PBW is not a new technique.  It works well and I would venture a guess that a lot of homebrewers do this.
  • Here’s the tip… If you have a label or bits of adhesive that are being stubborn,   Put a little bit of PBW right on a label or adhesive that’s giving you problems and scrub.  The grittiness of the PBW combined with it’s full strength application generally dissolves the label and adhesive in short order.
  • PBW can be rough on your hands when diluted.  That’s even more true when it’s undiluted.  I recommend using protective gloves when dealing with PBW.
  • Search Amazon for “elbow length cleaning gloves”
  • Search Amazon for “PBW Cleaner”
  • Search Amazon for “scrub pads”
  • Search MoreBeer for “PBW”
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8 lb PBW – $42.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

Five Star PBW Cleaner - 8 lbs. CL25D

Five Star PBW Cleaner – 8 lbs via MoreBeer

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PBW (Powder Brewery Wash) is a safe alkaline cleaner for everything around your brewhouse.
It’s a favorite of small home breweries because it out-performs caustic chemicals without scrubbing. Just put your kettle, bottles, carboy, etc. in for a good long soak.

Even a better deal in bulk quantity. Comes in a bottle with a screw-top lid.

Please be careful when you use PBW in enclosed equipment. When you mix hot water and PBW in an air or water-tight space, it will create pressure.


 

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Five Star PBW Cleaner – 8 lbs. CL25D

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Bulk PBW! PBW by Five Star 50 lbs

PBW by Five Star- 50 lbs

50 lbs of PBW

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  • Model Number: W0-C1SN-IDPY
  • Item Package Dimension: 10.0″ L x 12.0″ W x 13.0″ H

 

PBW is my cleaner of choice!  Buy in bulk… what you use in bulk. If you’re a PBW user and a regular homebrewer, you’re going to end up using this. Buying in bulk is typically the best way to get the lowest cost per lb.

PBW by Five Star- 50 lbs – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Save on New PBW Tablets at William’s Brewing

From William’s Brewing

Five Star Chemical has just come out with a tablet version of their famous PBW Cleanser. Tablets dissolve easily in warm water, and come in 2.5 and 10 gram sizes, the 2.5 is perfect for growlers, spray bottles, coffee makers, and glassware, while the 10 gram size is for kegs, fermenters, and carboys

  • William’s is discounting these for a short time as part of an introductory sale.
  • No coupon code is necessary.  Supplies may be limited.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

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Save on New PBW Tablets at William’s Brewing

From William’s Brewing

Five Star Chemical has just come out with a tablet version of their famous PBW Cleanser. Tablets dissolve easily in warm water, and come in 2.5 and 10 gram sizes, the 2.5 is perfect for growlers, spray bottles, coffee makers, and glassware, while the 10 gram size is for kegs, fermenters, and carboys

  • William’s is discounting these for a short time as part of an introductory sale.
  • No coupon code is necessary.  Supplies may be limited.
  • Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the contiguous US depending on your order size for most items.

Sanitizers at William’s Brewing

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

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Announcing: PBW Tablets – Easy Dosing for Growlers, Spray Bottles, Glassware & More

Five Star has released PBW in tablet form.  This new format is designed for easy dosing.  Use for growlers, spray bottles, glassware and more.

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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. The oxygen also helps in reducing B.O.D. and C.O.D. in wastewater, which is an added environmental benefit.

P.B.W. has been formulated as a C.I.P. cleaner and is very effective in removing protein soils found on brew kettles, fermenters, conditioning tanks, filters and all packaging areas. The concentrations to remove these soils are typically in the 1% range. However, due to soil and water conditions this concentration will vary. To help in hard water areas P.B.W. has been formulated with enough chelators to tolerate hard water over 17 grains.P.B.W. is an excellent choice as a soak cleaner because it does not require excessive heat as do most caustic based cleaners. This product has cleaned brass and copper filters, and industrial aluminum surfaces successfully.

You’ll find many uses for PBW outside of the brewing world. Use it to soak grease from cookie sheets and grills or anything else you can think of!

Works with a range of temperatures
Effective in hard and soft water
Tableted format for easy dosing
Removes soils from difficult areas
Great for CIP, manual, soak, and spray

Dosage: 1 tablet/ 32 oz.
Applications: growlers, spray bottles, glassware


 

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