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Old 02-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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My local hardware mega-store sells 4 gallon jugs, remarkably remniscient of stubby carboy's, for around $6......if they can package, transport and store drinking water in these jugs, does that mean they are food grade? Do you think I could use them as secondaries or even as primaries? and of course, I'll be using the water to make beer!

 
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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check out this thread, has lots of links in it and discussion about plastic jugs.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f30/wate...carboys-83218/
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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I found similar jugs at Menards near me, they are #1 PET plastic so they are great for brewers to use... if I made 3.5 gallon batches. I'd like to get some 5 gallon PET water bottles to do wine in.
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Old 02-16-2009, 08:08 PM   #5
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I found similar jugs at Menards near me, they are #1 PET plastic so they are great for brewers to use... if I made 3.5 gallon batches. I'd like to get some 5 gallon PET water bottles to do wine in.
This is the same store I was at......I'm going back to get some!

 
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