PBW or Powder Brewery Wash Cleaning Formula for Cleaning Distilling Equipment
Powder Brewery Wash Cleaning Formula is a buffered alkaline detergent that has been proven to be more than an effective substitute for caustic soda cleaners to clean distilling equipment. 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, copper, and even plastics. PBW 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, distilling equipment, 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. PBW is excellent cleaner for cleaning distilling equipment. PBW is used to clean and Star San is used to sanitize. Cleaners and sanitizers are different and cleaning distilling equipment first then sanitize using Star San.
One Pound Jar
PBW is environmentally friendly, biodegradable, and will not harm the ‘friendly’ bacteria in your septic system
Instructions for Brew Kettles and Distilling Equipment: Use 1 to 2 oz per gallon of water for single cleaning. For multiple cleaning, use 1.5 oz per gallon of water. Run solution for 25 to 35 minutes at 100-160 F. Rinse with water immediately at same temperature of wash. For heavy cleaning let this solution soak up to 24 hours.
Instructions for Fermenters, Stainless Kegs: Use 3/4 oz per gallon of water for 25 to 35 minutes at 100-160 F. Rinse with water immediately at same temperature of wash.
Notes: Avoid using on Teflon coated items
Store in cool, dry place