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Old 07-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #11
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Oh, I know they can still explode, but you at least have some sort of idea how carbed they are by squeezing and it doesn't shrapnel in the same way :-)

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #12
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Polycarbonate being one of them (the material that plastic water cooler bottles are made of.
Perhaps it's a regional thing but most water cooler bottles being produced now are class 1 PET bottle. Just mention non-PET or non bps free plastic water bottles around here and the gate s of hell open up with all it's fury and might, not that may of us didnt grow up eating and drinking out of the sinful plastic and have lived to talk about it.
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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Screw plastic, go natural: http://www.katu.com/news/va?vaid=c13...a38e81dc8f8007 :P

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Old 07-01-2012, 02:40 PM   #14
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Perhaps it's a regional thing but most water cooler bottles being produced now are class 1 PET bottle. Just mention non-PET or non bps free plastic water bottles around here and the gate s of hell open up with all it's fury and might, not that may of us didnt grow up eating and drinking out of the sinful plastic and have lived to talk about it.
Sure, I follow that, but when I asked, the water people said that they changed from using polycarbonate made with BPA 6 or 7 years ago, and that the bottle makers have stated that no BPA is used in their making.

So given that the EU is mega-fussy about stuff like that, we have to take it that the bottles are safe to use, well for fermenting in anyway. I still like to store my meads in 1 or 5 gallon glass (I've got a couple of bigger carboys, but don't have the craneage facility to lift them when they're full ).

Perhaps I should consider getting some better bottles, as there doesn't seem to be any such issues connected with PET. I'll have to have a think about it and then research for the best price.......
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Now there is one of my points of confusion. I thought that better bottle's PET was the same as PETE. Is this incorrect? If they are the same then using a #1 soda bottle would be the same as using a mini better bottle.

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Now there is one of my points of confusion. I thought that better bottle's PET was the same as PETE. Is this incorrect? If they are the same then using a #1 soda bottle would be the same as using a mini better bottle.
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That actually answers a bunch of questions about permeability and such thank FB
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Thank you all. I think I understood the aplicable information on wiki. Not being a chemist and new to this stuff. Seems like the reason that some people have had success and some have not is because some of the bottles have that secondary layer added. I would assume that better bottles do, hence them working for people. I guess that unless there turns out to be a way to know if they have the layer of not, I will stick with glass.
Thank you for everyone's input.

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