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Old 06-17-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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I've seen some questions touching this topic, but didn't seem to get a definitive answer one way or the other, so here goes:

I drink a good bit of Diet Mountain Dew. The 6 packs I buy come in 24 oz. PETE plastic bottles. It seems to me that these bottles are built to withstand the same (if not greater) pressure as a beer will exert when fully carbed. If I don't store my bottles in a lighted area (who does, anyway?), what's the harm in using these bottles? I would only use them 1 time after I've had the Mountain Dew in them (I think I've seen that re-using the caps could be problematic), plus wouldn't it be a good indication about the relative carbonation of the beer, i.e., if it's tight and hard, it's carbed?

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Old 06-17-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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I use 1l and 2l green plastic bottles for sameday travel, like growlers, with a much more incognito appearance. For all else, kegs or brown glass.

Remember light hurts beer and green isn't resistant.


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Old 06-17-2009, 02:23 PM   #3
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I use rootbeer and cream soda PET bottles sometimes. Looks tacky but tastes fine. Clean them well to avoid the soda taste.

 
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:37 PM   #4
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Carbonator Cap

allow you to pressurize or forcecarbonate in those PET bottles if you have a ball lock keg system. A couple guys in my homebrew club use these to bring beer to parties. I throw a couple growlers in a cooler.


 
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:46 PM   #5
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I think your first problem is drinking diet mt dew. I certainly wouldn't put the handmade fruits of my labor into a bottle like that.

 
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:14 PM   #6
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So, it's a go as long as I soak them in sanitizer for a while to get rid of any soda taste?

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Old 06-17-2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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And Mtn. Dew is just fine, thank you.

 
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Old 06-17-2009, 03:16 PM   #8
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So, it's a go as long as I soak them in sanitizer for a while to get rid of any soda taste?

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I would soak them in Oxiclean to get rid of the soda, then sanitize before filling.

Alot of people confuse Sanitizing and cleaning, they are 2 steps.

 
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:43 AM   #9
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I have seen 1/2 L bottles of soda on the shelves at the grocery store (Pink is the new Black, and .5L is the new 20 oz... ). I have seen .5L PET bottles (empty) for sale at the LHBS. Brown, w/out caps.

The LHBS .5L bottles run from 80 cents to about a buck per bottle. The soda is on sale for the next month, and the .5L bottles cost 33 cents, with a cap. You have to remove your own labels. Now if I could only find a way to get rid of the Mtn Dew... ;-)

Seriously, I took some six packs in to work and offered them up for anyone to drink and return the empties... nobody wanted Mtn Dew. Dang, and those were the ones I wanted to put cider in. Oh well.
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Old 06-18-2009, 01:35 PM   #10
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I use 20oz, 1L and 2L PET soda bottles all the time. When I keg, I draw off the first beer into a 2L bottle. This catches that first bit of yeast and lets me do a force carb for a taste.

For Cinco De Mayo, I used six Diet Mt. Dew bottles to smuggle beer around in public. Normally, I peel off the labels, but left those on for the disguise. They worked GREAT, and I'm going to use them again next week for camping.

I just set the CO2 to 5 psi and fill away. Zap them with the carbonator cap if needed.

To get the soda smell out, rinse them, then put in a little oxyclean, fill with warm water, and let them sit overnight, cap down (the most smell tends to be in the cap). Rinse well and you are ready to fill.




 
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