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Old 09-30-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default water bottle vs better bottle?

whats the difference if any?

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Old 09-30-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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usually the type of plastic. Better bottles have a 1 on the bottom (PETE) most water bottles I see have a 7 (other). AFIK 1's &2's are the only suitable for fermentation. I do have a local company that uses 1's, but everything I've seen at Wally world and Lowes is a 7.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:19 PM   #3
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Type of plastic - Brewers want #1 or #2 type plastics ... water bottlers are usually #7 and are not good for alcohol or fuels like a #1 or #2.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:33 PM   #4
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Type of plastic - Brewers want #1 or #2 type plastics ... water bottlers are usually #7 and are not good for alcohol or fuels like a #1 or #2.
I guess many will argue but will 4-6% alcohol really matter? I mean yeah, if you store gasoline or something strong like that you are going to have issues. And even then by the time it is at that level you are ready to remove it, unless maybe you are doing a Brett. Better to be safe than sorry I guess but I really wonder about the intention of that warning. I can't see beer being all that corrosive to be really worried.
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Better bottles are not JUST PET. They are PET that is free from alot of the chemicals that are in most other PET bottles. www.better-bottle.com . Well worth it IMO.

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:50 PM   #6
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Better bottles are not JUST PET. They are PET that is free from alot of the chemicals that are in most other PET bottles. www.better-bottle.com . Well worth it IMO.
Marketing at its best there are only two ingredients in PET .So which one did the makers of the better Bottle leave out? If you add other things it is no longer #1 PET.

"PET stands for polyethylene terephthalate, a plastic resin and a form of polyester. Polyethylene terephthalate is a polymer that is formed by combining two monomers: modified ethylene glycol and purified terephthalic acid"

Sam's carries Monadnick spring water that is in #1 PET but they are only 4 gallons I have a few I use for Apfelwein.
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Marketing at its best there are only two ingredients in PET .So which one did the makers of the better Bottle leave out? If you add other things it is no longer #1 PET
Some people seem to think that they're adding all sorts of crazy hazardous chemicals to water bottles, that are used for food, and contain a solvent.

The issue with water bottles is that some of them are oxygen permeable.


As to #7, all that means is "Other", which means it could be PET, and it could be a mixture of something else, but you don't know.
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Better bottles are not JUST PET. They are PET that is free from alot of the chemicals that are in most other PET bottles. www.better-bottle.com . Well worth it IMO.
So they add chemicals to water bottles that would be harmful if digested?
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I understand that some are o2 permeable but if you use a #1 PET bottle whether its a BB or a generic water container they are the same.

So to the OP if you run across a #1 or #2 water bottle use it . I wouldn't use any of the other plastics.

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So they add chemicals to water bottles that would be harmful if digested?

Its that some plastic water bottles are #7 which can have any # of different plastics in it. There has been some concern with polycarbonate plastic leaching Bisphenol A which has been linked to some serious health issues polycarbonate is used for water and baby bottles .I believe Canada has either banned it or is going to.
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