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Old 12-16-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Default Makeshift Carboy question.

I work in the pet department at my local walmart and upon getting in a shipment of auto-waterers I decided to investigate further. These small carboy like containers are made from food-safe materials. It would certianly be nice to have a smaller inexpencive carboy for smaller, experimental, or wine batches. Anyone have any knowledge of using these things?

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Old 12-16-2011, 12:51 PM   #2
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i'm not really sure what that is. if its food safe then it should be ok. maybe post a picture or a link to what you're talking about.

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What is the recycling stamp number on the bottom??? That is the info we really need.

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Old 12-16-2011, 02:01 PM   #4
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This?

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^^if its this its cheaper to just buy a bucket

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I work in the pet department at my local walmart and upon getting in a shipment of auto-waterers I decided to investigate further. These small carboy like containers are made from food-safe materials. It would certianly be nice to have a smaller inexpencive carboy for smaller, experimental, or wine batches. Anyone have any knowledge of using these things?
Some food safe plastics can still let oxygen get in, so be careful. I read a post by Revvy once where he uses nice, inexpensive glass jars from Target (I think they were 2gal but I don't remember for sure).. I plan on buying one or two myself. I also use one gallon Sangria bottles after they are empty...
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Sort of but my store has some auto waterers which are more carboy like 2.5 gallons for 8 bucks.
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Sort of but my store has some auto waterers which are more carboy like 2.5 gallons for 8 bucks.
I use the 2.5 gallon slimline with the spigot and screw on lid for small test batches. You can drill a hole to get a gromet and airlock or blow off tube in the lid. I have even just left the lid a little loose so the gas can escape. Never had a problem yet. They are #2 PET for around $7. Do a "search" in HBT , they have been discussed before. Cheers
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