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Old 06-30-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Found a scratch in the neck of a plastic water bottle, still ok to use?

Well, it isn't "really" a better bottle, but it is one of those absopure water jugs. Anyways, I was inspecting it the other day (It was given to me by a co-worker) and I found a scratch in the neck of the bottle. Should I not use this because it could contaminate a batch, or would I be ok if I just washed it out with oxyclean?

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Old 06-30-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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I would not recommend it. If it has a lid, I would fill it with RO water and add an ounce of Starsan and keep it as my ready sanitizer bottle.

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Thanks for the advice Ed. I wasn't sure if it was worth the risk or not. I really like the suggestion of using it for a sanitizer jug. I think I am going to use that one.

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Yep, save a few bucks now, but waste 30 bucks on a batch, plus all the time invested. It's the time more than anything I hate to waste (it goes by so fast as you get older).

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I would not recommend it. If it has a lid, I would fill it with RO water and add an ounce of Starsan and keep it as my ready sanitizer bottle.
If you can't find a lid for it, consider getting one of these water cooler thingies...



Then you can have hot and cold running sanitizer.
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