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AUGIE91
post Oct 12 2009, 08:48 AM
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I have a buddy that does wine. He recently started re-using his 5 gallon plastic containers that he gets his water in. Are these safe to use, will they affect the taste of his wine?(IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/sorry.gif) I believe he ferments in them for a 2 to 3 month period, then he cleans and re-uses them. If anybody has any articles that discuss this let me know so I can send them his way!

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post Oct 13 2009, 09:35 AM
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look to see what number is stamped on the bottom (with the triangle of arrows around it). some plastics are ok, some are not.

being food safe is one part of it, and being impermeable to oxygen is the other half.
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post Oct 14 2009, 07:19 PM
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I asked my buddy, he's using the containers marked with a 1. Any input on safeness for fermentation of wine. He does not heat anything up in his process.
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post Oct 18 2009, 09:01 AM
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3,6,7 are bad for extended storage of food and beverages. Read more here.

http://www.healthobservatory.org/library.cfm?refid=77083

I use all glass to make my mjd, but the thought of those new "safe plastic" carboys is an intresting, lightweight, cheaper alternative.

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post Feb 1 2010, 06:48 PM
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Speaking as a chemist, and having researched this topic, I now only use polyethylene (PET) bottles because your regular bottles can leach bisphenol-A otherwise known as BPA which is widely recognized as an endocrine disruptor (carcinogen). Plus we tend to age out wines or meads in the containers and as they are fairly acidic liquids they tend to leach out materials (such as BPA) faster from the plastics. . .

There are several source for these bottles including some bottled water companies that will be glad to ship directly to you!

Have fun, stay safe! (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/facepalm.gif)
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