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Old 07-09-2008, 08:05 PM   #11
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Just saw this on AOL's frontpage after reading this thread.

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Old 07-10-2008, 02:33 PM   #12
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I dunno, though. Might be fine for water and general use, but I would seriously worry about the plastic leaching with fermentation....

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Old 07-10-2008, 05:42 PM   #13
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Great reference. "Washing-up liquid", "cling film"... this must be from a British site. Although, "bottles for squash" has got me.
Squash is a sport on the other side of the pond. Kinda like racquetball - but different. Maybe a bottle for bringing drinking water to your game?
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:54 PM   #14
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On a similar note, my local Lowes has a 3 gallon bottled water on sale right now for $3.52 and the bottle is marked #1 on the bottom. I picked up 5 so far. Same wide mouth as a Better bottle.
My Lowe's had the same thing a few weeks ago, and I got 3 to make some apfelwein.
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Old 07-10-2008, 06:01 PM   #15
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Squash is a sport on the other side of the pond. Kinda like racquetball - but different. Maybe a bottle for bringing drinking water to your game?
Nope. Juiced squeezed from fruits are called "squash", or so I'm led to understand. Lemonade is called "Lemon squash." I could be wrong!

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Old 07-17-2009, 12:42 AM   #16
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I've seen these bottles, too. So is the verdict that these are unsafe for fermentation?

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Old 07-17-2009, 01:43 PM   #17
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I dunno, though. Might be fine for water and general use, but I would seriously worry about the plastic leaching with fermentation....
The #1 is PETE the same as Better Bottles . The Sam's Monadnock spring water and the Wallmart bottles we are talking about are #1 PETE .
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Old 07-17-2009, 02:17 PM   #18
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Does anybody carry the #1 PET water bottles in a 5 gallon size? All I keep finding are 4 gallon.

I want a 5 gallon to make small batches for my 3 gallon kegs. I can use a 4 gallon, I guess, but prefer a 5 gallon. My 5 gallon Better Bottle is just the right size. I can make a 4 gallon batch, fill the 3 gallon keg, and have a few liters left over for little PET bottles.

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Although, "bottles for squash" has got me.
I wiki'd it. Squash.
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Dang, and just when I thought I had an new idea to post on the board. I was at Sam's Club and saw the bottled water and thought Hmm I need water for my next brew, and that container would look good with 4 gals of Edworts headache juice in it. The bottle I got even advertises BPA free. I don't think I will ever have an original idea to post here, you guys are just 2 fast.

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