Originally Posted by TheBrewingMedic
Perhaps it's a regional thing but most water cooler bottles being produced now are class 1 PET bottle. Just mention non-PET or non bps free plastic water bottles around here and the gate s of hell open up with all it's fury and might, not that may of us didnt grow up eating and drinking out of the sinful plastic and have lived to talk about it.
Sure, I follow that, but when I asked, the water people said that they changed from using polycarbonate made with BPA 6 or 7 years ago, and that the bottle makers have stated that no BPA is used in their making.
So given that the EU is mega-fussy about stuff like that, we have to take it that the bottles are safe to use, well for fermenting in anyway. I still like to store my meads in 1 or 5 gallon glass (I've got a couple of bigger carboys, but don't have the craneage facility to lift them when they're full
Perhaps I should consider getting some better bottles, as there doesn't seem to be any such issues connected with PET. I'll have to have a think about it and then research for the best price.......