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Old 10-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #1
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I have a glass carboy but have been hearing about better bottles being useful. With that said, I don't know the plastic type that us used for better bottles. Does anyone care to share that and also, my reasoning for asking can be read in the following link:

http://www.healthychild.org/live-hea..._numbers_mean/

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Old 10-05-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:52 PM   #3
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I have a glass carboy but have been hearing about better bottles being useful. With that said, I don't know the plastic type that us used for better bottles. Does anyone care to share that and also, my reasoning for asking can be read in the following link:

http://www.healthychild.org/live-hea..._numbers_mean/
The "facts" presented on that page in regards to the dangers of plastics are questionable at best.
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The "facts" presented on that page in regards to the dangers of plastics are questionable at best.
Also why are you feeding children beer?

If you are a child or super elderly i can understand maybe being more cautious about leeching from some types of plastic, but if your imbibing 4-12% ABV drinks on a regular basis from brewing, plastic leeching should be the least of your worries
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Unless you are one of the very few... Have you looked in your refrigerator lately? I bet there is a lot of food in plastic in there!

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I have a glass carboy but have been hearing about better bottles being useful. With that said, I don't know the plastic type that us used for better bottles. Does anyone care to share that and also, my reasoning for asking can be read in the following link:

http://www.healthychild.org/live-hea..._numbers_mean/
According to that website no plastics are safe so I don't understand what point you are trying to make?
By the way, I deem the claims on the website you posted as questionable as well, I don't see them citing any sources either, just making claims.
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Thanks for the help. I pointed to that site to get an idea about #2 plastic for myself and to know by asking you guys, exactly what better bottle plastic was made up of. The reason I was asking was because I was trying to get an idea on what the impact of 1 gallon milk jugs would have for small batch brewing.

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Milk jugs aren't very thick plastic so you're going to get a lot of oxygen permeation. It could probably work but you can't fit a one gallon batch in a gallon jug because you'll lose a lot of beer to blow off.

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Better Bottles make great fermentors and come in various sizes. I wouldn't worry too much about oxygen permeability because if you use a fluid filled air lock or ever open the fermentor for testing, you will allow far more oxygen exposure than any plastic fermentor will allow through permeability.

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I use better bottles for all my secondaries like fruit it dry hops and have zero flavor contribution from the plastic. Fwiw I say go for it.

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