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Old 11-17-2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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I am a newbie, and I was wondering if a 5 gal. water container would be okay for a primary. The palstic contianer is a #3 grade PVC water container.



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Old 11-17-2006, 01:00 AM   #2
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PVC has pretty good barrier properties so you should be OK. That's what the better bottles are made of. You may have blow off problems with using a 5 gallon for a primary though.

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It's not really advised, and the volume isn't big enough anyways. You need at least 6 gallons for a primary if you are doing 5 gallon batches.

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I thought Better Bottles were PET? Isn't that #1?

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Well guys thank you very much for the quick responses, and the helpful information. I guess I will use my glass with brew and the plastic with my hard cider.

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Bird - you are right... better bottles are PET. My mistake. PET / PVC close.

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Boone? My family used to travel with him, set up our town nearby.

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You can use the 5 gal for a secondary.

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Boone is a great place. If I didn't go here for school I probably wouldn't be brewing right now.
I am fan of both Mountaineers APP State and WVU (big win last night)

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Boone is a great place. If I didn't go here for school I probably wouldn't be brewing right now.
I am fan of both Mountaineers APP State and WVU (big win last night)
I went to UC Davis and would almost certainly never have brewed my own beer if it weren't for the Fermentation Sciences program there.


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