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Old 07-07-2012, 05:03 AM   #1
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You know the plastic vials White Labs yeast comes in? Those are un-molded 2-liter bottles. I know because I used to haul them for Plasti-Pak. That's what 2-liter bottles look like before they are blow-molded. I must have hauled millions.

There's no real point to this, but next time you handle a white labs vial, think of it as a proto-2-liter.

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:12 AM   #2
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Yeah, they are called preforms, I picked up a pack of them recently to store re-used yeast.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #3
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Yeah, they are called preforms, I picked up a pack of them recently to store re-used yeast.
Nice, Thanks for the link I really like that idea, instead of the mason jars i use now

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Another neat fact:

White Labs vials (or just the labels, even) can be traded in for free stuff. 10 will get you another free vial of yeast, for instance.

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
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Another neat fact:

White Labs vials (or just the labels, even) can be traded in for free stuff. 10 will get you another free vial of yeast, for instance.
is that really true? is it through white labs or your LHBS?
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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Another neat fact:

White Labs vials (or just the labels, even) can be traded in for free stuff. 10 will get you another free vial of yeast, for instance.
awww yeah...I'll never have to buy yeast again
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Old 07-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #7
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awww yeah...I'll never have to buy yeast again
Befriend a local brewery or brewpub. They started as homebrewers also and will likely help out a fella. Make it easy for them and have your own 1.5" sanitary to hose barb with clamp and gasket. Bring it in soaking in sani. Be prepared to stay for a pint and kiss some arse while you are there. Make sure they know you are coming and are willing, most importantly.

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:11 PM   #8
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I had an equipment manufacturer who made trimming machinery for Plastipak. They had craploads of those preforms all over. There's another company in town that molds these preforms as well...cool.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:28 PM   #9
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is that really true? is it through white labs or your LHBS?
White Labs. See this page:

http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/homebr...tomerclub.html

 
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #10
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Another neat fact:

White Labs vials (or just the labels, even) can be traded in for free stuff. 10 will get you another free vial of yeast, for instance.
Nice, i have a few of those layin around. Free fresh yeast ill take it

 
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