Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Are there any kind of bottles I can freeze and drop in the wort without concerns?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
Pixalated
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Rockville, MD
Posts: 218
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default Are there any kind of bottles I can freeze and drop in the wort without concerns?

I am planning to mess around with small batches, and my wort chiller won't fit into my pot. An ice-batch is not really an option for me either.

There are a lot of people asking about using water filled and frozen soda bottles, and everyone always says that it's not a good idea because plastic might leech.

Are there any bottles that would be safe to drop in boiling liquid? Maybe silicone?

__________________
Pixalated is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
david_42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
david_42's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Willamina & Oak Grove, Oregon, USA
Posts: 25,651
Liked 133 Times on 126 Posts

Default

Not everyone. A study done by a German group showed that some mineral waters packaged in plastic showed "the presence of estrogenic chemicals ". What is never mentioned in the popular press is that some of the samples packed in glass did as well.

In any case, leaching is a slow process.

__________________

Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"

"I would like to die on Mars, just not on impact." Elon Musk

david_42 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2012, 08:07 PM   #3
OneHoppyGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OneHoppyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

frozen cans of whatever

__________________

Brewright. All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to brew and to help you brew. To protect the brew and defend the brew. To make the brew and drink the brew.

BrewSteel.com
BrewSteel on Facebook

OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
ACbrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 1,526
Liked 93 Times on 84 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Just sanatize the outsides. Leaching will be a lot slower than your cooling, and bacteria is much greater >>>> than the size of the 'cracks'. Another option assuming you aren't doing a full boil. Boil some water, pour hot into container and freeze container (ziplock bag) then empty boiled ice into wort to cool.

__________________
ACbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-30-2012, 12:21 AM   #5
bucfanmike
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bucfanmike's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Duluth
Posts: 1,012
Liked 21 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

i have cold enough water so my chilling is quick, but ive often wondered why more people dont use these the restaurant style ice paddles.

http://www.thekitchn.com/cool-soups-quickly-cooling-ice-105942
http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/education/health-safety/san-jamar-rapi-kool-products.aspx

__________________

Mike in Duluth

Currently on Tap
1. Hefeweizen
2. BM Centennial Blonde
3. LHMS Clone

Pipeline
Next on Tap-Denny Conn Rye IPA
Kegged and aging Ed Worts Apfelwine, Denny Conn BVIP
Fermenters -

bucfanmike 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
New kind of wort chiller? brew2live Equipment/Sanitation 10 03-15-2012 08:09 PM
Using PET bottles for long term storage of wort koomber Equipment/Sanitation 4 01-26-2011 03:45 PM
Silicone Spray to reduce AC freeze ups? nealperkins Equipment/Sanitation 18 09-19-2010 02:26 AM
Better Bottles - how to get every drop? DaBearSox Equipment/Sanitation 19 04-01-2009 02:11 PM
Micro-organism in my bottles of wort? kingoslo Equipment/Sanitation 8 02-13-2009 04:01 PM