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Old 05-13-2007, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default Bottles; Plastic Vs Glass

I remember someone somewhere telling me not to use plastic bottles, like coke or water bottles, for my home brews. I think this comes from the twist off caps more than anything, but I can't really find any information about it.

I'm happy sticking with glass bottles but I think the wife wants to switch to plastic for easier sharing with friends. What is your guys general consensus?

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Old 05-13-2007, 06:03 AM   #2
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Plastic bottles are fine. Here are some threads that may provide more information.

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Old 05-13-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
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You can get replacement caps at the homebrew store. I've bottled some of my latest batch into plastic bottles so I can easily take them camping without worrying about breakage. I also bottled into 12 oz. glass and into a couple of carboys.

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Clear plastic bad, unless you like drinking alcoholic skunk water (read: Carona lover).
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