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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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[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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Is it proven that PET does not leak into fermented alcohols?

Yes and no. Several studies (e.g. here and here) indicate that contaminants do leech into bottled water from the PET. Since consumption-strength alcohol typically contains at least 55% water by volume ...
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Is it proven that PET does not leak into fermented alcohols?

I don't know of any studies, but fruit juices (which also contain acids and sugars) are frequently sold in PET bottles. You can buy vodka in PET bottles. In Germany, Aldi does sell beer in plastic ...
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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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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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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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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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