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Old 11-19-2011, 03:40 PM   #11
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Oh and FYI, they smell when you first open them, as I expected. But I was able to clean and sterilize them with no more odor. Soon as fedex comes this week they will smell like brewing.

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no, I could not find them anywhere... I wonder if their custom funnel fits these as well.... they better not take them off the shelf.. I plan on buying six or so next month.


Did the walmart ones have a built in handle??? I believe the ones I saw locally did have a built in handle like these on the walmart store website

Here is a link the the better bottle master brochure : BetterBottle (Better-Bottle) Fermentation Products – BetterBottle PET Carboys make ideal fermenters for home winemaking and home brewing
Walmart.com: 5-Gal Plastic Water Bottle: Kitchen & Dining

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Nukinfuts29 did the ones you purchased have a screw cap?

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So as I was about to order two 5g Better Bottles tonight SWMBO aka Pregzilla demanded I go to Walmart for some juice. When I was getting her fav kind, I saw them stocking a pallet of brand new, empty water jugs on the racks.
5-gallon jugs?
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Yes they do. They are made for the water market, so not having a handle wouldn't be too smart.

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They have a screw cap, it is sealed on with the type of plastic wrapper medicine often has. Once you tear that off you can just unscrew the cap.

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Again these are 5 Gallon water jugs, manufactured by Better Bottle. Like Revvy said, most of these bottles are made by BB anymore.
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If they're screw top you won't need a carboy cap...just go get a rubber grommet, drill a hole in the center of the screwtop cap and pop the grommet in the hole and add an airlock.

I think I have pics of that somewhere.

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Yeah look at what I did to the 3 gallon jug in the foreground. That's the standard screwtop cap that came with it. Number 6 and number 4 both.

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I think I have pics of that somewhere.
The order was already placed, so I may as well let it ride. The screw cap seems pretty cheesey to be honest, and I could see it leaking. I wouldn't trust it with anything more then keeping dust and bugs out when not in use.

Will the carboy cap still fit on there?
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Hmm they look like the same caps, I'll have another look at it maybe it was on wrong.

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