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Old 05-01-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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my lhbs sells the better bottle for $25 and that seems like a lot to me. i know, i need to get into glass, but thats a different issue. crystal springs has 5 gallon bottles full of spring water for $7.99 and when you get one they tack on a $6 refundable deposit for the bottle, that makes it $13.99 for an unreturned bottle, right? i guess im wondering if any of you have looked into this. it seems worth it, until i can drop $200 on 4 glass ones!

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Water Your Way from Water.com – Water Delivery Water Bottles

 
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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There's been much discussion of water bottles. Unless you know what plastic it is made of, you are at risk of oxidizing your beer.
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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Keep looking around. There are some places that still sell water in glass bottles. Only issue is that they are only 5 gallon carboys.

 
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Old 05-01-2009, 02:34 PM   #4
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Depends on the bottle http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/wate...condary-33563/ some work fine.

 
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:08 AM   #5
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I have 7 water bottles that I bought from walmart for $6.50 each. They are #3 (PVC) and #1 (HEPE). More experienced people say not to use these, but they work fine for me. YMMV.

 
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Old 05-02-2009, 01:40 AM   #6
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$50 a carboy???? do you get a "favor" with that???????

Check out Annapolis Home brew. If you want more than one then barter over the shipping cost. Get a package deal.

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:54 AM   #7
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$50 a carboy???? do you get a "favor" with that???????
I would say the flavor would be taint, cause your getting **cked.
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:00 AM   #8
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I have 7 water bottles that I bought from walmart for $6.50 each. They are #3 (PVC) and #1 (HEPE). More experienced people say not to use these, but they work fine for me. YMMV.
#1 water bottles are perfectly fine, that is what better bottles are made of (PET plastic). #3 and #7 are the ones that people have issues with, plasticizers/oxidation etc.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:15 PM   #9
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Look on the bottom of the bottle. It will have a number in a little triangle.

I have recently started having Sierra Springs 5 gal. bottles (formerly Crystal Springs) delivered to our home. It comes in No. 7 bottles. This is a no-no according to my wife. We're looking at dumping them.

Crystal Springs at my local grocery store comes in 1 gal. No.1 bottles. We may end up just buying lots of 1 gal. bottles to stay away from the No. 7's.

But of course the FDA says No.7 plastic is safe for humans to use. So do you homework and decide for yourself.

 
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