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cleaning brewer?????????

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by tweezerbeak, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. tweezerbeak

    tweezerbeak LawnSite Member
    Posts: 30

    how do i do it and what do you use???
  2. Dean_W

    Dean_W LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I'm new here and that sounds like a good question. I'm still in the begining of the learning curve. :confused:

  3. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Most use hydrogen peroxide at 30% strength, this is not the kind that you buy at grocery store

    It cleans by oxidizing organic matter like bugs and films

    A better buy for the buck is sodium percarbonate which is a dry powder of straight hydrogen peroxide 2 pounds for about $4.00

    Have you ever heard of Oxiclean (who hasn't) same stuff, except they add filler to oxiclean
    There are chemical stores on line that sell it
  4. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,583

    I use Basic H from Shaklee for all my cleaning. Organic, works great, inexpensive.
  5. cspaugh

    cspaugh LawnSite Member
    Posts: 84

    be careful with that 30% hydrogen peroxide it can burn your skin pretty bad.
  6. Dean_W

    Dean_W LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Thanks you all I have read about using Hydrogen Peroxide. Oxiclean, and the Shaklee product do sound good aswell.

  7. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 254

    You can also use bleach.
  8. Dean_W

    Dean_W LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I was wondering about using bleach. It will dispate after use.

  9. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Chlorine works but you will need to dechlorinate the vessel

    Oxididizers are the thing, sodium percarbonate, or if you reallly want to kick it up a notch potasium permangenate.
    Have you ever put hydrogen peroxide on a wound and have seen it bubble?

    these are oxidizers and can hurt you, be cautious, protect your eyes and hands, PLEASE
  10. Dean_W

    Dean_W LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Can I use my brewer consecutively w/out cleaning it? I mean make one brew and the next day make another.


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