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Old 04-16-2009, 07:27 PM   #1
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I'm making a 1gal batch of EdWort's apfelwein in the plastic jug that the apple juice came in. I'd assume that it's alright, but I probably wouldn't want to reuse it afterward. Can anyone confirm this?

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Old 04-16-2009, 07:56 PM   #2
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yah, i taught a college kid to do it that way, he did it and confirmed it was good..... course they drank it right away, pouring it off the yeast on the bottom

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Old 04-16-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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My juice came in PET bottles, which should be fine for fermenting. I didn't use them for the apfelwine (5 gallon batch) but I'm planning on doing a split-batch wheat in them to experiment with fruit and other variables.
On deck: Little Bo Pils, Bretta Off Dead (Brett pale)
Secondary: Oude Bruin, Red Sky at Morning (Sour brown ale)
On tap: Saison Duphunk (sour), Amarillo Slim (IPA), Earl White (ginger/bergamot wit)
Bottled: Number 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), Eternale (Barleywine), Ancho Villa (Ancho/pasilla/chocolate/cinnamon RIS), Oak smoked porter (1/2 maple bourbon oaked, 1/2 apple brandy oaked)

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Old 04-16-2009, 08:00 PM   #4
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why do you think that you could not reuse it if you cleaned it proper
Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water. ~ W.C. Fields

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Old 04-16-2009, 08:06 PM   #5
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I don't think that there would be any problems reusing these jugs after you're finished with your first batch in them. Just make sure that they are first cleaned and then sanitized using your favorite sanitizer such as StarSan.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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