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Old 11-20-2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Hello I'm new at this and recently I purchased a kit online. In the kit they sent me 32oz. plastic bottles( making 2 gallons of beer). For storage purposes in the long term, wouldn't this affect the flavor of the beer? I've always heard plastic has that effect on beverages but I would think anything with alcohol might be greatly affected. If it does have an adverse effect, please let me know and as well how I can get hold of bottles in glass. Thank You


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Old 11-20-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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You're fine....that plastic fear crap is overrated. Even commercial breweries are selling beer in plastic bottles these days...we ferment in plastic. I've had beer stored in plastic mr beer bottles that I tasted 2 years later and you couldn't taste anything.


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Old 11-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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Much appreciated. Bear with me, since I'm really new at making beer and would like to have a good turn out. Of course, if it flops, I'll do it again to do it right. So much for the issue on the plastic bottles. Is there a website where I can go to get a variety of mixtures to mak improvements to the quality of the beer?
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Don't fear the plastic. I like putting beer in PET bottles. Easy to move around, bottle bomb worries are reduced. I've never had beer in plastic for two years but Revvy has and says it doesn't impart a "plastic" flavor. Revvy seems pretty knowledgeable about beer stuff. I would take his advice any day.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:11 PM   #5
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I've used the cooper's PET bottles before & they're fine. PB2 on the cooper's forums is their brew tech,& he says theirs have a nylon coating on the inside to aid in keeping o2 out. So Idk if that's common to all PET bottles. But they will work just fine with no plastic flavors imparted,ime.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for th info... The votes are in that you are trusted and knowledgable on the subject, so I'll take your word for it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:46 PM   #7
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Is there a website where I can go to get a variety of mixtures to mak improvements to the quality of the beer?
you've already found it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:53 PM   #8
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I've been brewing off and onn for 23 years - PET storage has come a long way. Start with those and then see where it takes you - capping recycled bottles, Grolsch type swing tops, kegging, etc. Experiment and see what you like and don't - just relax and keep on brewing.

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Old 11-21-2011, 12:02 AM   #9
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Personally, I am switching over to all plastic bottles and getting rid of my glass. Just so much easier, safer and so many other good reasons to go to plastic. Maybe someday I'll think differently (I've only been brewing about a year), but plastic seems way better right now.

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Old 11-21-2011, 12:30 AM   #10
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Hang Glider: Thanks. Sorry, I'm new on this and I realized this later Duh, me! LOL! Anyway I'm hoping to make a good first brew of beer. And then to advance myself as I go along. I'm looking forward to making a good strong beer that I can appreciate with friends. Bottom's up!


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