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Old 02-24-2013, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default Using gallon milk jugs

Anyone use milk jugs for starters or for fermenting 1 gal batches? It must be food grade plastic. I just haven't specifically heard about anyone using them. Wondering if there'd be something wrong with it I'm not thinking of.


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Old 02-24-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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I've never been able to get the milk smell out of them. Don't know if that would matter or not?


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Old 02-24-2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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Bleach them. They work fine.
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No problems as long as they're well cleaned / sanitized. 2L soda bottles may be better, with a screw cap.
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No problems as long as they're well cleaned / sanitized. 2L soda bottles may be better, with a screw cap.
True, and I've used those for freezing starter wort, but you can't do a 2L starter in there with no headspace.
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True, and I've used those for freezing starter wort, but you can't do a 2L starter in there with no headspace.
How about a 3L bottle?
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Why not use a 1 gallon water jug, no milk smell.
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How about a 3L bottle?
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Why not use a 1 gallon water jug, no milk smell.
Yeah could do that, but I have 2 little kids so I burn through those milk jugs like a fool. But I do despise the smell of milk....
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I have 4 one gallon glass milk jugs that I use as fermenters on small batches, have for years,,they are hard to come by but worth the search.


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