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Old 07-29-2006, 06:25 AM   #1
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Default Plastic and lagering

I read this ............ (Plastic will allow the beer to oxidize over time so don't consider that as a lagering vessel)
how many of you guys use plastic for lagering??
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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If you use the PET plastic used in water bottles then you are probably OK. PolyPropolene (opaque white stuff) probably is not the best for long term aging.

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Hmmm ok what would you class as long term... like is 4 weeks to long??
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Personally I think 4 weeks is fine. More than that I'd be thinking glass.

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I use plastic sometimes and it's fine over a month. Haven't tried any longer.

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Default PET Bottle Storage

Beer in PET bottles can be stored for a year without degradation. Assuming normal procedures like proper conditioning, carbonation, temp storage, away from bright light.

The bottle caps should be replaced eventually. After multiple uses they will wear out. The caps are cheap and readily available.

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