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Five Star | PBW Cleaner | Powdered Brewery Wash | Non-Hazardous | Alkaline Brewery Cleaner | Environmentally Friendly

Five Star | PBW Cleaner | Powdered Brewery Wash | Non-Hazardous | Alkaline Brewery Cleaner | Environmentally Friendly

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PBW is a great cleaner for wine tanks, lines, pumps, etc.. It is non-hazardous buffered alkaline brewery that will often out perform more hazardous caustic chemicals without removing the flesh off your bones. Because it is not rated as a hazardous item it can ship FedEx ground, greatly reducing shipping costs. It will not corrode soft metals. PBW stands for Powder Brewery Wash, as the product was originally marketed to breweries.

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.

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It is the only cleaner I use
Richard R on May 7, 2020
Works for everything!
Coffey Family I on May 7, 2020
It is the only cleaner I use
Richard R on May 7, 2020
Great cleaner
Rob C on May 7, 2020
Works for everything!
Coffey Family I on May 7, 2020
Because it works well.
Leonardo F R on May 7, 2020
Got this and a bottle of Star San
Nathan F on May 7, 2020
Cleaning kettle
Use this in my kegs all the time
Stephen B B on May 6, 2020
always need it
Manuel R on May 5, 2020
cleaning carboys
Tom Carola on May 2, 2020
great reviews and seems to be exactly what i am looking for to clean our stainless steel kettles and kegs
Kenneth W on May 1, 2020
need
Bill R on Apr 30, 2020
It works.
Joel J on Apr 29, 2020
Always need more PBW, especially now - brewing more often since I am stuck at home.
Darwin T on Apr 28, 2020
got to be clean and this does the trick
Vince on Apr 28, 2020
great product. Only cleaner that I will use.
David F on Apr 23, 2020
Soaking Kegs
Sean H on Apr 23, 2020
better price with larger amount
david m on Apr 22, 2020
When cleaning my equipment I only have to scrub a little if at all to get my equipment clean
Darren B on Apr 22, 2020
best cleaner
Gary P on Apr 21, 2020
best cleaner
Martin B H on Apr 16, 2020
Best price
Aaron H on Apr 16, 2020
Home brewing setup getting deep cleaned during the stay at home also!
Mike R on Apr 15, 2020
effective
Robet Vucinic on Apr 15, 2020
I have always used this product and have been very happy with the results
william f on Apr 14, 2020
need to clean my equipment
Peter A W on Apr 13, 2020
Great Cleaner! I use on my brew rig as well as around the kitchen. Great stuff!
Scott on Apr 13, 2020
price range + price/lb
Gregg S on Apr 8, 2020
To clean my SS Brewtech Brew Bucket
Micky B. on Apr 7, 2020
Excellent all round cleaner. Stores well. Doesn't tend to clump like some.
Thomas B on Apr 6, 2020
I like the product and it was a good price
Patrick L on Apr 2, 2020
never have enough
Scott on Apr 1, 2020
I was out
vince s on Apr 1, 2020
Cleans good
BRADLEY C B on Mar 30, 2020
It cleans things
Mark Barton on Mar 28, 2020
Best cleaner
Robert S on Mar 26, 2020
Gotta clean those kegs!
Ashley H on Mar 24, 2020
Out of
jeff h on Mar 24, 2020
Clean before sanitizing!
Ben A on Mar 23, 2020
seemed like a good idea at the time
John R on Mar 23, 2020
Good cleaner
Phillip A on Mar 21, 2020
It cleans stuff
Valued C on Mar 20, 2020
wine kit did not contain.
Ann M P on Mar 19, 2020
Been using it for 10 years. Does the job
Alan L on Mar 17, 2020
great product at great price
kevin b on Mar 13, 2020
Always keep equipment clean
Eldon P Bliss J on Mar 12, 2020
Keeps germs from getting in my beer
Ed M on Mar 11, 2020
Love this stuff; I use it all over the house
Matthew M on Mar 11, 2020
A friend recommended
Steve f on Mar 9, 2020
It’s good stuff. The choice of Pros
Jesse Mills on Mar 6, 2020
Great price
Anthony K on Feb 28, 2020
Great cleaner
Rob C on May 7, 2020
Because it works well.
Leonardo F R on May 7, 2020
How many times can I use the 1lb PBW for a 5 gallon batches?
JamesC814366206 on Aug 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I found this in the articles for how much to use. "Add 1 to 1.5 oz of PBW per gallon of water and stir to mix it in thoroughly. The solution is now ready to be used."
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.
Can this be used on a wine filtration system?
Gregory McAlister on Jul 13, 2021
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! This can be used on all stainless, plastic, rubber, pvc, silicon, vinyl, and glass pieces of your filter system. The pads themselves might not work with this cleaner as most of the time they are just meant for one time use. However it is worth a shot to see if you can clean or flush your pads. After soaking with PBW the best way to rinse is to use an acid sanitizer such as Starsan. Acid will neutralize and rinse off the cleaner very efficiently.
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
jeff 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
Best Choice
We have been using oxi-clean free for all our cleaning needs for years; tried this at the recommendation of other brewers and I wish we had done this years ago! Oxi-clean is good for mild stains and general cleaning but PBW goes beyond and makes cleaning stains/burnt on crud a breeze! We rarely have to even scrub much anymore, instead just let them soak for a couple hours.
January 17, 2019
Rated 5 out of 5
It's PBW!
There will always be debate about making your own cleaner or using certain brands of laundry booster, but in my opinion there's no beating PBW for cleaning containers or equipment in clean-in-place systems. I've tried using "laundry booster" with my home-made keg/carboy washer but had to keep cycling the pump on and off due to excessive foaming. With water over 100 degrees F, foaming hasn't been an issue at all. It also works great when soaking labels off import .5 liter bottles and doesn't leave the residue that phosphate free TSP will. It's more expensive than some of the other options out there, but it seems to have an indefinite shelf life and buying in bulk makes a huge price difference.
May 7, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
Outstanding
The product itself is outstanding! I recommend buying in bulk. It will get used.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Only cleanser I use in my home brewery
Consistent and clean for everything around the brewhouse kettles to kegs. Get it and dont look back.
May 30, 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
Best Cleaner Out there
I buy mine in 4lbs quantities. I have found this lasts for a long while since I only use about 3oz per 5 gallons of cleaner. I've even used this for laundry. Definitely worth the purchase that every home brewer needs. Remembers sanitizer only sanitizes and cleaners only clean.
May 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
All purpose cleaner does the job
Mix a batch of this and forget the scrubbing. A carboy full of warm water and PBW will be easily cleaned out after a short soak. I use this for carboys, kegs and bottles with no complaints.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Works the best
This is the best wash for your whole house. We use it everywhere.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Five Starts from Five Star
Best Cleaner for your brewery. Professional product!
May 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Great product
A must have for every brewery. Soak your kegs with 1 Tbls and 8" of hot water - shake, wait and rinse for sparkling clean results!
May 27, 2015