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Old 05-30-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

I know the plastic vs glass debate has raged endlessly and if I had the $$ at the moment I would go buy a heap of glass but I don't.

I am trying to make a number of 10L brews (trying various cider ideas) in a very tight space. So I have found these 15L water bottles in my local supermarket.

They are type 2 plastic (same as plastic fermenters). But they are a bit thinner. But I can easily fit 4 of them in the space I have available.

Would they be ok?


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Old 05-30-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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I think they would work great but only once.


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Old 05-30-2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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Hard to clean you mean?
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I made this for around $1.10, using a gallon pickle jar. All I paid for was a rubber gasket and an airlock...
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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Damn! That's clever. I salute your creativity.


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