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8 lbs Five Star PBW – $46.99 + free shipping

Highlighted Features
  • PBW is an alkaline, non-caustic, environmentally and user friendly cleaner
  • Cleaner is very effective in removing thick, difficult, and caked-on organic soils.
  • Effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners and household cleaners
  • Can clean items that cannot be reached with a brush or sponge by simply soaking and rinsing
  • Safe on skin as well as stainless steel, rubber, soft metals, and on plastics

PBW is my cleaner of choice!

6/1 9:30 AM Central: This is selling for just $46.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Five Star – 26-PBW-FS08 PBW – 8 lbs – Brew Cleaner Buffered Alkaline Detergent – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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30 x PBW Tablets… $8.99

Highlighted Features
  • EASY DOSING - 1 tablet for every 32 oz of water for Five Star's first 2.5 g cleaning tablet
  • REMOVES STUBBORN STAINS- Tackle organic materials and stains with this non-caustic, alkaline based cleaner
  • VERSATILE APPLICATIONS - This tablet can be used to clean all types of equipment. Great for carboys, kettles, growlers, kegs, spray bottles, and so much more
  • WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE - Has the cleaning power to work at low and high temperatures
  • EFFECTIVE IN HARD AND SOFT WATER - Specifically formulated for brewing, this a robust cleaning ability is a variety of environments

4/26 3 PM Central: These have dropped to $8.99. That’s the best historical third party Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying order. Prices and availability can change quickly Check product page for current info – More About Prices

Five Star PBW Tablets – 2.5 g(1 Tablet per 32 oz. of Water) 30 ct – Bottle, Growler, Keg Cleaner – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Five Star PBW – about $24, volatile + free prime ship

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PBW Tablets, 50 count – $16.49 Shipped

  • Beer & Wine Hobby has 50 ct PBW tablets for $16.49.
  • They are also offering free shipping on most orders of $13.99 or more to addresses in the contiguous US.
  • These qualifying. That means they’re $16.49 + free shipping for most of our readers

PBW ALKALINE CLEANER TABLETS

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8 lb PBW – $42.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability + MoreBeer’s Black Friday Sale is Live!

Five Star PBW Cleaner - 8 lbs. CL25D

Five Star PBW Cleaner – 8 lbs via MoreBeer

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

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.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $42.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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Five Star PBW Cleaner – 8 lbs. CL25D

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Announcing: Liquid PBW Cleaner – now available at William’s Brewing

Five Star Chemicals has just come out with a liquid version of their famous PBW Cleanser, liquid being easier to dissolve and use at lower temperatures.

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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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Tip: Using Undiluted PBW to Help with Bottle Label Removal

beer 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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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. rpu:tips#24

Five Star PBW Tablets, 10g, 40 Count

Five Star PBW Tablets - 10g 40ct - Growler, Carboy, Keg Cleaner

Five Star PBW Tablets – 10g 40ct – Growler, Carboy, Keg Cleaner


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

  • EASY TO DOSE – Tablet format allows for simple use and less mess. Each 10 g tablet is suitable for cleaning 1 gallon of brewing, fermenting or serving capacity
  • REMOVES STUBBORN STAINS – Non-caustic, alkaline cleaner tackles organic materials and stains
  • LOTS OF USES – Great for cleaning carboys, kettles, growlers, kegs, spray bottles, and more
  • WIDE TEMPERATURE RANGE – Powerful cleaning abilities across a wide range of water temperatures
  • EFFECTIVE IN HARD AND SOFT WATER – Able to break down organic soils regardless of water hardness

Five Star PBW Tablets – 10g 40ct – Growler, Carboy, Keg Cleaner – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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