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Old 05-18-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Would 5 gallon deer park water jugs work for a carboy? I'm curious because they say recyclable PET on the bottom. Thanks in advance

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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Is it at your office?

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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I bought two glass 5 gallon carboys from our water dist for 15 bucks each. I brew small batches and use them for secondary.

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:20 PM   #4
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Sorry for all the posts here. If out says 1 in the arrows and Pete your good

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:22 PM   #5
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They're basically the same thing as a Better Bottle only smaller. I wouldn't try to ferment a full 5 gallons in one but they'll make beer just fine. I use the three gallon water jugs my grocery store sells for test batches all the time.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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I have used plastic water jugs with a #2 from a large dept store with no ill effects. Don't think I'd trust them for long term aging or anything, but a few week clearing period seems to be fine.

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:37 PM   #7
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Actually it's at a crime scene that I was processing, and I noticed the bottom. My parents have numerous empties lying around. I'll give one a try. Thank you

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:07 PM   #8
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Well, avoid using someone's discarded meth lab equipment!

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
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Actually it's at a crime scene that I was processing, and I noticed the bottom. My parents have numerous empties lying around. I'll give one a try. Thank you
this is hilarious! Let me get this strait, your out processing some crime at a house or whatever, body parts, shell casings, fingerprints and various what nots. And you see a carboy and think "can I use this for beer? "

Absolutely hilarious.

 
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:05 PM   #10
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Haha well more like I was done dusting prints and was throwing out some trash and noticed the empty bottle. So while I was waiting for detectives I made the post. I will not be using this jug fyi

 
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