Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > 5-Gallon Deer Park Water Bottle
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2008, 04:33 PM   #1
IvanTheTerrible
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 124
Default 5-Gallon Deer Park Water Bottle

Anything wrong with drilling a hole into a 5-Gallon Deer Park Water Bottle, adding a spigot, and using it ONLY as a bottleing bucket?

-I

__________________

Bottled:
Pale Ale (First Brew Ever) - not drinkable.

On Deck:
Northern Brewer American Amber Ale

In My Fridge:
Harpoon IPA, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Becks

IvanTheTerrible is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
Zymurgrafi
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Zymurgrafi's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NEK, VT
Posts: 2,453
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts

Default

Can not think of any. Maybe harder to clean? I assume you have one already so go for it. It will only be in there for a short time so no oxidation concerns really.

__________________

sláinte!

Bristle Bros. Brewing

Zymurgrafi is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 08:44 PM   #3
IvanTheTerrible
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 124
Default

Any ideas how I can drill the hole for the spigot?

__________________

Bottled:
Pale Ale (First Brew Ever) - not drinkable.

On Deck:
Northern Brewer American Amber Ale

In My Fridge:
Harpoon IPA, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Becks

IvanTheTerrible is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 08:46 PM   #4
monty73741
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: baltimore, md (dundalk)
Posts: 568
Liked 5 Times on 1 Posts

Default

a cordless drill or corded.

hot poker from fire place

__________________

Jason Danaher
Drinking a non alcoholic beer is like going down on your cousin...sure it taste the same but it just ain't right!

monty73741 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 08:47 PM   #5
BuffaloSabresBrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BuffaloSabresBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,224
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Drill with bit...

__________________
Quote:
DeathBrewer:
maybe i'll post an ad:

Single male seeks double-jointed supermodel who owns a brewery and grows her own pot. Access to free concert tickets a plus!
BuffaloSabresBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 08:54 PM   #6
IvanTheTerrible
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 124
Default

Who has a 1 inch drill bit lying around?

__________________

Bottled:
Pale Ale (First Brew Ever) - not drinkable.

On Deck:
Northern Brewer American Amber Ale

In My Fridge:
Harpoon IPA, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Becks

IvanTheTerrible is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 09:03 PM   #7
Skins_Brew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Skins_Brew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Silver Spring, MD.
Posts: 1,215
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

drill a small pilot hole and get a NEW hole saw bit.

__________________
Braves on the Warpath!
Fight for old D.C.!

I Support My LHBS!! (Maryland HB)
Skins_Brew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 09:08 PM   #8
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,804
Liked 2768 Times on 1657 Posts
Likes Given: 3485

Default

If you want to use it as a bottling bucket, then you may want to just cut the neck off, and maybe even then install a handle (I see a lot of bars using them like this to haul ice in)

Then you will have an easier time drilling a spigot....Just make sure you're leaving plenty of space above the 5 gallon mark.

__________________

Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew

Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 09:16 PM   #9
IvanTheTerrible
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 124
Default

The bottle I have already has a handle... sweet!

How would taking the neck off help drill the hole though? I figured I'd leave the neck on so I can use the "Syphon w/ a Carboy Cap" trick.

__________________

Bottled:
Pale Ale (First Brew Ever) - not drinkable.

On Deck:
Northern Brewer American Amber Ale

In My Fridge:
Harpoon IPA, Sierra Nevada, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Becks

IvanTheTerrible is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-21-2008, 09:17 PM   #10
KiltLifter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Lafayette, CO
Posts: 171
Liked 10 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Step Drill, no contest. Drills ROUND holes and does it like butter, even in steel.

Harbour Freight has a 3-pack (up to one inch) for about 15 bucks.

__________________
KiltLifter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deer Park Spring Water cregan13 Recipes/Ingredients 2 02-23-2013 04:56 AM
deer park water jugs goinggreen Fermenters 3 07-21-2009 02:57 PM
5 Gallon Water Bottle for Secondary GEARS General Beer Discussion 12 01-14-2009 01:56 PM
10 gallon and 5 gallon rubbermaid water coolers delivered for 68 bucks. RedOctober Equipment/Sanitation 6 12-12-2008 06:33 PM
5 Gallon Dear Park water jug IvanTheTerrible General Techniques 22 11-13-2007 03:50 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS