Tap A draft Bottles for fermentation?

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BPD

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purchased a Tap a draft system and find I really do not like it. I like bottles and will bear the drudgery of bottling to be able to go down to the beer fridge and choose from 6 or 8 different beers. Was wondering if anyone has used those brown 1.25 gallon TAD bottles as a fermenter or a secondary for small batches? seems like an easy conversion for recipes by just quartering them (hop adjustments understood). and bottling a twelve pack up to a case is much easier
 

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I suppose anything is possible, but I would think it would be kind of a pain--if anything because those stupid blue bottles won't stand up by themselves, and if you lay them down, they might leak.

Wait--you're talking about the brown ones. Those do stand up I think. Okay. That should work better, I'd think.
 
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The brown ones do stand and the center is raised similar to soda bottles. Am most interested in using them for small batches of beers that I know I will be the only one drinking, stouts, porters, strong ales and some experiments. I have them and do not want to just let them sit and if they can be used I do not need to purchase small glass or Better bottles
 

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No reason you can't use them, just need tiny stoppers for the airlocks.
 
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