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PET Bottle shelf life

IMHO PET bottles will keep beer very well for up to 6 months. Beer can be kept longer than that but I have noticed that "fizzy drinks" PET bottles can lose pressure after a year or so. Apparently the ...
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[CIDER]: Can a 5L plastic bottle be used as fermenter?

If its food grade plastic then sure it shouldn't be a problem. I wouldn't recommend racking after a few days for no reason other than getting into a new container. You don't want to separate the ...
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Storing beer in a 25L plastic container instead of bottles

It seems the problem you have is with being able to keep pressure in a controlled way. If the only issue what the container you could always use a PET carboy or something similar. There is no way this ...
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How do I clean the hose attached to my auto-siphon?

Hosing is a pain to clean, no two ways about it. If a soak in oxygen wash (PBW, etc) and vigorous pumping won't do it, there are long, thin brushes they make for this purpose. However, it's advisable ...
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[CIDER]: Can a 5L plastic bottle be used as fermenter?

Large plastic containers (especially food grade containers) usually make excellent fermentation vessels if a bubble trap is fitted or any closure/lid/cap is not fastened tight but can allow CO2 out as ...
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PET Bottle shelf life

Its your first brew; I wouldn't worry about it. It will get consumed fairly quickly. Certainly before an big bad PET issues arise...if you believe in that sort of thing. Don't worry about putting ...
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Are plastic mash paddles safe for stirring boiling wort?

Probably - but I wouldn't Material Type: Plastic This is not very informative, and i couldn't find any details. If there is a food safe symbol on it, it shouldn't introduce any toxins to your food ...
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white molds to top of 3 days old pear wine bucket,

I've had a number of beers and meads that after a week, fermenting in fridge, have had the bucket covered in mold. I don't know which kind of bucket you use, I use these. Since they are very well ...
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Mashing in food-grade plastic fermentation bucket

Yes! The spigots will be able to support your desires to mash. That being said: to maintain efficiency - because single walled vessels lose heat via conduction more easily than double walled vessels. ...
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PET Bottle shelf life

For anyone else looking for advice on this here it is from my experience. PET bottles are fine for storing beer from 6 months to a year (perhaps even longer) in the right conditions. In my experience ...
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Using plastic drums for long term sour aging?

According to the guys at this sour-only brewery they use only glass, stainless or wood. Plastic lets in too much oxygen, leading to acetic acid. Also, the shape of a barrel allows them to eliminate ...
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Can the plastic caps on PET bottles be re-used?

Yes you can! Just make sure that he threads and inner seal of each cap is good before you sanitize them and pop them onto your brand new fresh brew! A good thing to watch out for is overtightening ...
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Low Cost Conical Fermenter

I know your looking for larger, but thought others that find this thread might want to consider this. Large volume isn't the only reason to go to conical $100 http://beersmith.com/fastferment-an-...
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