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maxamuus 09-01-2010 06:44 PM

5 gallon water bottle as secondary?
 
Wanting to free up the primary to get some more beer in the pipeline but wanted this Ginger Lemongrass beer thru a secondary as i am worried the ginger and lemongrass is going to create a lot of sediment.

I saw this at Wallyword for 7 dollars -

http://learntohealthyourself.com/ima...nbottlepic.jpg

Think beer would be ok in that for a couple weeks? It tried to figure out what kind of plastic it was but has a recycle emblem but no number on it.

Pivovar_Koucky 09-01-2010 06:45 PM

I used to use one like that. I think that it will be fine.

Malticulous 09-01-2010 06:47 PM

I have a few. I dechlorinate water and store starsan in them. They are made of PVC. I don't put beer in them.

beerman1957 09-01-2010 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Conroe (Post 2251799)
I have a few. I dechlorinate water and store starsan in them. They are made of PVC. I don't put beer in them.

This looks like HDPE or PET. Are you sure it's PVC? Hard to tell just from pictures, but most water bottles are HDPE or PET. Both are fine to put beer in. PVC I would stay away from.

daugenet 09-01-2010 07:55 PM

look on the bottom and it will most likely have a recycling code.....

SwampassJ 09-01-2010 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by daugenet (Post 2251965)
look on the bottom and it will most likely have a recycling code.....

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Originally Posted by maxamuus (Post 2251790)

Think beer would be ok in that for a couple weeks? It tried to figure out what kind of plastic it was but has a recycle emblem but no number on it.

I saw the same ones but I think I skipped on it because it was a #3, but the ones I saw where 3 gallon bottles at the Wal-mart Neighborhood Market.

maxamuus 09-01-2010 08:36 PM

It was made for water and has all these emblems on the bottom, but the recycling emblem doesnt have a number in it

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3300334_n.jpg

ohiochris 09-04-2010 07:08 PM

I was told at our local brewshop that the water bottles "breathe" too much because of the type plastic they are made out of. Any truth to that ?


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