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Old 01-18-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Water cooler 5 gallon jug primary?

found a old plastic 5 gallon jug in the shed. Just wondering if anyone was using one as a primary? Search yielded nothing.



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Old 01-18-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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Check the recycle number. If it isn't a #1 or #2, it's not worth using, from what I understand.



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Old 01-18-2009, 10:53 PM   #3
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There are literally hundreds of posts relating to this question. I personally wouldn't do it- they are pretty thin walled, and I would think oxygen permeable.

Here are a couple of threads about it:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/5-gallon-dear-park-water-jug-44637/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/home-depot-5-gal-water-bottle-fermenter-85513/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/water-bottle-appropriate-fermenter-43895/
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/can-5-gallon-bottled-water-used-fermenter-55267/

There are some listed at the bottom of this page, too.

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Old 01-18-2009, 10:59 PM   #4
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another one... check to see what type of plastic it is and if its not #1 or #2 then pitch it... The "PC kills people vs the PC doesnt kill people" thread is for the FDA to decide...

I wish it werent so, BB are expensive, and glass is dangerous and expensive as well... Buckets can be a hassle, but are cheaper and easier to clean... and we all get to definsive about the brewing equipment we use... lets just leave it there shall we

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huh it says 7. Lemme goodle it. Sorry I'm so lazy, the pc is dead and I'm doing all my research on a iPod lol

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In my mind #7 is the worst. According to the Candian government, you shouldn't even drink water out of those (banned). I'd forgo that, and either use a better bottle or a carboy.

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LOL wow. Thank you ma'am. My pops says it's older than me anyway. 22 years today as a matter of fact. Happy birthday me.

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Happy birthday.

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thank you!



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