Glass Carboy

By · Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Glass Carboy
Using a plastic bottle 5 gallons of water as fermentation of beer?

I currently use 6 gallon buckets for fermenting beer. I've been playing with the idea of using a + 5 gallon water bottle and a glass carafe. Several of the beer stores sell these plastic bottles, but I'm not sure what resin identification code should be looking. My cubes are a 2 and the bottle I have is a 1. Anyone out there using the bottles?

I use something very similar made by a company called best bottle which is essentially a 5 gallon water jug with recycling code 1 in it (PET) which is the best plastic not be used to retain the flavors of products for cleaning and preparation prior series. So to answer your question, yes you can use 5-gallon bottles of water. They use a size 10 or 10.5 rubber stopper. I still use buckets for primary fermentation only because they are easier to clean.

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