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Old 10-24-2008, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default Home depot 5 gal water bottle--as a fermenter?

Home depot sells a 5 gal bottle of water for $12, in a plastic bottle that appears to be similiar to a better bottle (the plastic is PETE, with #1 recycling code). I'm thinking of picking one up, using the water to brew and keeping the bottle as a secondary, or a primary for a smaller batch. Would there be any reason(s) not to do this?





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Old 10-24-2008, 12:24 AM   #2
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I use two for my apfelwein fermentors. They work just fine with the orange carboy caps. Just make sure there are no scratches on the inside and you'll be fine.

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Clears that up, thanks MMB.

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I use the Home Depot one for a secondary from time to time, use a #10 stopper and you will be fine.

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