Originally Posted by kevinlfifer
I know some will think this is a HORRIBLE idea. I have been using the 4 gal PET water bottles for 3 yrs now with NO problem. I even bulk age for 10 months in them. They are free if not cheap (3.97 @ Sam's with the water in them)
Don't use the 5 gal reusable water bottles, they are O2 permeable.
Funny! I just got home from walmart with a new empty 5 gallon water bottle for 5 bucks! I was just looking to make sure it was ok to use. It is stamped with symbol #1 PETE. I then looked at one of my better bottles and is has the exact same stamp of #1 PETE, so the water bottle must be safe to use!
Why do you say not to use the 5 gallon ones?
I also love your shelve setup! I am a big fan of the better bottle and vintage house pet carboys! I have a few myself!