Craft Meister Alkaline Brewery Wash

Craft Meister Alkaline Brewery Wash

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Craft Meister Alkaline Brewery Wash gets the results of professional caustic without burning your skin or hands.  Dissolving rapidly in both hot and cold water, Alkaline Brewery Wash works quickly to break down heavy soils and removes even the most stubborn bottle labels.  Great for an overnight soak, but not suggested for use on aluminum.

The biggest difference between this and an Oxygen based cleaner, is the length of time the cleaner will work.  With oxygen based cleaners, as soon as that active oxygen degrades, you are just soaking in dirty water again.  The Alkaline however, will continue to work long after Oxygen based cleaners stop.  If you normally leave a dirty carboy or keg overnight with PBW or OxiClean, the Alkaline Brewery Wash will do that job better.

  • Alkaline wash cleans brew kettles, corny kegs, fermenters, fittings, tubing and bottles
  • Use on glass, plastic and stainless steel
  • Works in hot or cold water and rinses freely
  • No chalky build-up


Fermenters, Fittings, Bottles and Tubing: use 1 oz (2 scoops) per gallon of water.  For heavy soils and brew kettles use 2 oz (4 scoops) per gallon of water.  Spray or immerse surfaces and allow cleaner to loosen soil for 5-20 minutes.  Rinse with clean water and sanitize, if required.

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Cheaper to buy in bulk.
Steve S on Sep 8, 2020
I ran out of it. This ensures that I have less work to done after brewing (lets face it I normally clean the day*cough week* after
Jonathan N. R on Sep 2, 2020
Cheaper to buy in bulk.
Steve S on Sep 8, 2020
my preferred brewery cleanser
Logan M L on Sep 3, 2020
I ran out of it. This ensures that I have less work to done after brewing (lets face it I normally clean the day*cough week* after
Jonathan N. R on Sep 2, 2020
Easier to use than, and just as good as, PBW
Keith M on Aug 18, 2020
Great for cleaning crud from grill and smoker racks.
Elton S on Aug 13, 2020
This is one of the best cleaners I have ever used. It works better for me than oxyclean or PBW.
Kenneth S on Aug 3, 2020
Best cleaner on market
Thomas T on Aug 1, 2020
To use instead of PBW.
Derek on Jul 22, 2020
Really like this cleaner
Brian M on Jul 7, 2020
I read reviews and it looks to be the best cold water option for keg cleaning
Daniel Z on Jul 3, 2020
Works in cold water, too.
Jon H on Jun 24, 2020
My equipment is dirty.
Richard K B on Jun 20, 2020
Best cleaner out there
Nick Newell on Jun 16, 2020
It dissolves in cold water
Stephen H on Jun 2, 2020
Seems like a good deal at a lower price/lb than PBW with similar dose rate and better activity in cold water.
Matthew K on May 28, 2020
Wanted to try this instead of Oxygen brewery wash.
Jeremy W on May 12, 2020
HomeBrew Happy Hour featured on show.
Adam Reynolds on May 6, 2020
free shipping
Frank G on May 3, 2020
I use this product and like it. It is 5 lb size
Pete B on Apr 27, 2020
To see how it works.
David G on Apr 14, 2020
Because it dissolves in cool water and works as well as PBW
Shane W on Mar 31, 2020
cold water cleaning
Evan S on Feb 27, 2020
Liked it before
Michael J. M on Feb 21, 2020
Great all around cleaner
Jeff R on Feb 10, 2020
clean new ss brewtech kettle and fermenter
gabriel l on Feb 5, 2020
Lazy cleaning
Michael Hoccom on Jan 9, 2020
Need more brewery wash and thought I would try one that didn't need hot water.
RICHARD G on Jan 4, 2020
Michael s on Dec 31, 2019
Lasagna pan
Cameron D K on Nov 12, 2019
Because it works!
Hiram R. on Nov 8, 2019
Try something new.
MICHAEL K on Oct 10, 2019
because this works in cold water and is SO MUCH BETTER than PBW!
Leon E on Oct 8, 2019
to clean equipment
Sergio Arreola on Oct 7, 2019
Spike brewery recommend
Kary P on Sep 19, 2019
Received a sample at the National Homebrew Convention this year. Tried it and works much better than PBW. Also I like that it works in cold water.
Leon E on Aug 28, 2019
Washing brewery equipment
Matthew M on Aug 28, 2019
Why not?
Russell L on Aug 28, 2019
Need cleaner that works in cold water
Steve R on Jul 2, 2019
Patrick M on Jun 28, 2019
Looking for different cleaning solutions.
Brian A on Jun 11, 2019
Recently switched from OneStep to this alkaline wash. Really impressed with the job it does on my mash tun and boil kettle. Also let some stand in my commuter coffee mug (a Yeti) and it looks brand new!
Timothy F on May 28, 2019
Because PBW is too expensive for not being about to reuse it.
Chris Chambless on Apr 2, 2019
Easy to use when I'm not wanting to clean aggressively at the end of the brew day.
Jaclyn R on Mar 14, 2019
To clean brewing equipment with less than hot water
Varnel W on Mar 11, 2019
Used before, works great
DALE M on Mar 9, 2019
Works well at a better temperature range than PBW (reportedly)
Marc Kruzer on Feb 5, 2019
cold water and hard water usable
Gary R Hayes on Jan 25, 2019
previously use it, and i like it
Hiram R. on Jan 15, 2019
Recommended by Spike Brewing
Timothy F on Jan 5, 2019
always can use some brewery wash
Matthew Foxworthy on Dec 15, 2018
my preferred brewery cleanser
Logan M L on Sep 3, 2020
Easier to use than, and just as good as, PBW
Keith M on Aug 18, 2020
Can this be used on plastic carboys?
Mark Eckenrode on Nov 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I’ve used it on my plastic better bottles and was fantastic. Really was a no scrub solution. I’ve since switched to a stainless fermenter and cannot attest to any issues with longevity.

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Great stuff
Best cleaner I have used. Easily blows away pbw and oxiclean. I use this with a new CIP ball and chugged pump. It takes care of it without any scrubbing. Amazing.
June 2, 2020
5 months ago
Works well with cold water.
May 18, 2020
5 months ago
I'm Never Going Back to the Old Stuff
It is a great cold and hot water solution! Cleans better and without a waterline and film in whatever you are cleaning (bottles, kettles, etc.).

I get several multi cleans with this solution whereas with oxygenated products, it is one and done. I should have switched to this long ago!
October 16, 2019
1 year ago
Best cleaner
I've used them all and I can say that this one is by far my favorite. It will dissolve in any temp of water just fine and does a really thorough job cleaning the equipment. Highly recommend!
September 12, 2019
1 year ago
Cleans crusty yeast from fermenters better than PBW or Oxi-Clean
June 18, 2019
1 year ago
I'll stick with oxy-clean
Very expensive at the concentrations recommended. Be careful to ensure the powder is completely dissolved; I found a lump of this stuff at the bottom of my kettle after brewing - 70 minute boil! I hadn't realized that during cleanup after the previous batch, the cleaner had not completely been dissolved by recirculation.
January 30, 2019
over 2 years ago
works great
very good for cleaning, i run it thru a CIP and removes all soil within 15-20 minutes
January 29, 2019
1 year ago
Great alternative
Craft Meister alkaline brewery wash is a great alternative to PBW, mainly because it is effective in cold water.
September 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
works great!
I'd been using Oxyclean, but like the fact that this works faster, and rinses easier than either Oxyclean, or other homebrew cleaners.
August 8, 2018
over 2 years ago
Cleans Great
Works great. I use it to soak carboys, clean keys and kettles, and soak old bottles. Works well on everything.
July 17, 2018
over 2 years ago