Due to the BPE bottle scare you will begin finding more and more water bottles that we can use...in fact the Better Bottle people are making water bottles for some spring water companies as well...complete with the companies using the BB logo in their marketing material, as a sign of "Safety and Purity."
AND more and more OTHER bottle manufactures were going to know which side their bread was buttered on, were going to get on the band wagon and going to be rolling out <1> and <2> bottles that are going to be as good a quality as the betterbottles.
I started saying early last summer that we were going to be getting a gift as brewers with cheap yet perfectly fine bottles to use...
And that all the OLD party line arguments AGAINST using water bottles (oxygen permeability, leaching, yadda yadda yadday,) were quickly becoming no longer valid....And shouldn't be bandied, so casually, about as "gospel" anymore.
A few weeks back someone flipped over their better bottle they just got from the LHBS and it had different stamping on the bottom than the other ones, that had indicated that it came off their water bottle line- The same BB but just with a couple different stamps including "for home water use" on it.
SO good find!!!!
But what grcoery store is carrying them?