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Old 10-22-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default 5 Gallon Plastic Water Bottles?

Are those considered food grade and suitable for using as a carboy?

This is an example of what I am referring to

http://www.target.com/Reusable-5-gal...551602-1617758

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Old 10-22-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
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Are those considered food grade and suitable for using as a carboy?

This is an example of what I am referring to

http://www.target.com/Reusable-5-gal...551602-1617758

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If you brew 3-4 gallon beers, yes. Otherwise you won't have any head room.
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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Do a search, this gets asked all the time. Lots of people argue that the blue water carboys are too oxygen-permeable (as opposed to #1 type plastic, as in better bottles, which is not as oxygen permeable) and are not suitable for fermenters and may have some numbers quantifying the oxygen permeability of such plastics (which don't have much meaning to most of us), and you'll also hear from people who have used them for fermenters and never noticed issues. Feel free to read the existing arguments and make up your own mind.

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If you brew 3-4 gallon beers, yes. Otherwise you won't have any head room.
I was thinking of using it as a secondary, so I probably wouldn't need the head room. Or would I?

Sorry, I am a brewing noob
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Someone can delete this thread. Sorry I forgot to do a search

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