PBW (1 lb)
- 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.
Available in 1, 4 and 8 lbs sizes for home brewing. For craft brewers it's available in 16, 50 and 450 lbs sizes.
Granular Powder - White - Solid
Rinsing Ability: Excellent
Foam: None above 100° F (38° C)
pH of 1% Solution: 12
Country of Origin: USA
PBW Powder: 18-24 months
Mixed into Solution: approximately 8-10 hours
- Rinse off vessel or surface to get rid of as much soil as possible.
- Dissolve 1-2 ounces per gallon for kettles and 3/4 ounces per gallon for fermenters, kegs, tanks, and other equipment. (May vary depending on soil load)
- If circulation cleaning, heat to 130°-180° F and circulate for at least 30 minutes.
- If soaking, heat to 140° and soak for 4 hours or allow to soak cold overnight.
- Rinse surface or vessel.
Is PBW safe to use in a Co2 environment?
Yes, PBW is an alkaline cleaner and not caustic, so it is safe to use in Co2 environments.
How long is PBW good for once it’s mixed as a solution?
What is the shelf life of PBW?
6 months to a year.
Is PBW hazardous?
What does PBW remove?
PBW will remove any organic soil, proteins, and stains.
Why did my PBW solution turn blue when soaking copper?
The change in color occurs because of the chemical properties of the copper.
Is PBW safe to use on stainless steel?
Yes, PBW is safe for most brewing equipment, but be sure to check the recommended concentrations and soak time and avoid aluminum.
What happens if I bottled my brew without rinsing the PBW off?
Forgetting to rinse off the PBW may seriously affect the taste of your brew as well as not be safe for consumption.