Bottling homebrew in plastic water bottles

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As long as the bottle is sanitized, does the type of plastic bottle
matter when bottling home-brewed beer?

I wanted to know if I can use the thinner 500ml clear plastic bottles
orginally used for store-bought water.

They would clearly be more cost-effective than purchasing the more
expensive harder-plastic green beer bottles.

Thanks.

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I've bottled in water bottles before and they work fine.  I've had
better results with the bottles that have harder bottoms (Dasani,
Aquafina, Deja Blue) because they don't expand as much as the thinner
plastic bottles (those used for Arrowhead, Crystal Geyser, or Dannon)
which won't stand up once the bottom swells up.

Phil

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On 5 Apr 2005 10:53:17 -0700, fyamfasmdt@yahoo.com (Goo) said in
alt.beer.home-brewing:

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The only thing that bothers me about that idea is the skunking you'll
get if you expose the beer to green light (sunlight, fluorescent,
etc.)  If you won't, I see no problem with the thicker water bottles,
but soda bottles are specifically designed to hold 3 volumes of CO2
while being improperly handled (the companies don't want to be sued if
you drop a bottle and it explodes), so I'd stick with them.  The cost
is about the same thing - a nickel apiece if you end up having to buy
them in a state that has bottle deposit.  (You can usually buy used
beer bottles from a beverage place for the same price.)

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supposed you are serious

do it your waay
then come ask why it tastes like you are sucked the back end of a skunk.
oh yeah , well i never lie.
i might even understate things.

wanna good book
papazion
home brewers companion.

remember
if youare an amateur to portay yourself that way.

plastic can not be sanitized
the thing turns into gauva jelly

many seem to become totally useless when the idea exists.
but listen up.
wash the botttle in your dishwasher
look at it, at a bright light, if it it is clear okay
or just rewash.

remove your oven top rack
and just bake your bottles an hour and a half at 350.\

completely overdone, but i am easy to it.
(well did you even think of cleaning the oven?)
glass will actually absorb aromas


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That was hands-down the funniest reply I've ever read in my life.

Thank you for that.




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The bottles must be able to hold pressure, use soda bottles
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On Sat, 16 Apr 2005 01:36:12 GMT, "Michael Toews"

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Use the 'pet' bottles as per coke, pepsi. etc

I used the 125ml bottles when caravanning


Ian C


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