#1 PET water bottles deal

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wreckinball9

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there are a lot of threads on here about using water bottles as fermenters, so i wanted to make a recommendation

after looking at a bunch of stores locally, including Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart, Target, and multiple grocery stores, the only 5 gallon water bottles i could find were #7s which means they are unspecified type of plastic and should not be used for fermenting. (according to most folks on HBT)

i love better bottles and want a couple more but im sick of spending $28 for each 5 gallon BB at my LHBS.

So i came across this site:
Two 5 Gallon (PET) Water Bottles

and ordered these two #1 PETE 5 gallon bottles, for $27 including shipping. i recieved them yesterday and already have them in use. they are blue, but other than that i dont see any disadvantage and i got two for the price of one Better Bottle. if you are in the market for more vessels, i'd check it out.
 
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they are perfect secondaries, and they work well as primaries for cider, mead, apfelwein etc. since there isnt much if any krausen.
 

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just to make sure I understand these have a #1 imprinted on the bottom, because I looked at some culligan water bottles today that look exactly the same except they have a #7 on the bottom?
 

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I've got a few of the bottles from kegkits.com They are $9.95 ea and made of polycarbonate not Pet. Thats the same stuff baby bottles are made of. I really like them alot they make great secondarys.
 

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Also check out BJ's. It's kinda like Sam's club. They have #1 PETE bottles for $9 a piece. Well technically $5, but you have to buy the water in them also for $4. I do extracts and use the water to fill up the Ale Pale to 5.5 gallons. But I have a better bottle that i also paid 26 bucks for. It sucks that it's not 6 or 6.5 gallons though. Cheapest PET bottle I've found yet that you can just go to the store and get though.
 
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