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piperkeith 01-16-2007 05:06 PM

Plastic water bottle as bottling bucket
Has anyone else done this? I cut the neck off of a 5 gallon plastic water-cooler bottle, cut a hole near the bottom for the spigot, and use this as my bottling bucket. Works like a charm, and I can see from my seated position as I bottle, exactly what's going on in the "bucket". Plus, I can get my arm down in there to clean it.

fifelee 01-16-2007 05:47 PM

Sounds neat. The clear sides would be handy...except for possible UV. Proabably not a big deal. I would be tempted to leave the top on and purge with CO2.

RoaringBrewer 01-16-2007 06:04 PM

Sounds like a good idea. Usually the 'water cooler bottles' aren't the best thing to use (for fermentation, secondary), but they will work just fine for bottling! :)

Orfy 01-16-2007 07:02 PM

Nice cheap option.

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