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Old 12-08-2008, 02:02 AM   #1
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I have read the discussions on plastic carboys and purchased a PET for clarifying. I was drinking some gatorade the other day and I noticed the 1 gallon bottle is quite nice: heavy gage, PET and handle. Could you use 5 of theses as a secondary? Would there be any adverse effects by splitting the batch 1/5 before secondary conditioning?
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Old 12-08-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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You could, I do this with apple cider, except the jugs I use are glass (the cider i use comes in glass jugs) I have not noticed any adverse effects from splitting the batches; however, I have no knowledge on the advisability of reusing gatorade bottles.

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Old 12-08-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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The only drawback I can see is that you'll then have to siphon out of 5 different bottles, back into a bottling bucket. This increases your opportunity for oxidization/infection.

But ... No, not a bad idea. MANY people use this kind of idea for Apfelwein, Mead, etc.

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