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PBW - Powdered Brewery Wash

PBW is an alkaline, non-caustic, environmentally and user friendly cleaner. This is the powder product - we also have the liquid and tablet form.

PBW 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, aluminium, and on plastics. PBW uses active oxygen to penetrate carbon or protein soils and is not effected by hard water.

PBW has been formulated as a clean in place (CIP) 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 PBW has been formulated with enough chelators to tolerate hard water over 17 grains (approx. 291mg calcium carbonate per litre).

PBW 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 aluminium surfaces successfully.


-Replaces Caustic Soda cleaners
- Effective at All Temperatures
- Free Rinsing
- Safe on Polycarbonate surfaces
- Safe to handle
- Generates 4 - 5% Oxygen
- Non-hazardous & Non-corrosive
- Excellent hard water tolerance
- Removes protein soil and staining, baked on carbon, and fatty acids


CIRCULATION CLEANING: Use 1 to 3 ounces per gallon depending on soil load. This converts to approximately 6.15gm to 22.50gm per litre. Heat to 130°F (54.5℃) to 180°F (82℃) for 30 minutes.

CARBON REMOVAL: Use 6 to 8 ounces per gallon of water. This converts to approximately 45gm to 60gm per litre. Heat to 140°F (60℃) for 4 hours or allow to soak cold overnight.

When using PBW in food processing areas the equipment that has been cleaned must be rinsed with potable water and sanitised prior to use.