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Old 02-20-2017, 11:45 AM   #31
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The board is oak, It had a little wave in it when I put it up. It's not going anywhere. If it were OSB or particle board I would need the rail

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Old 02-20-2017, 11:08 PM   #32
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Aren't those reusables?

 
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:54 PM   #33
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No they clearly say on the label, NOT FOR REUSE. The PRIMO water station at our Walmart has a bin that people put there 5 gal bottle in for a coupon on a full bottle. Some folks put the 4 gal bottles in anyway, ignoring the sign that says "NO 4 GALLON BOTTLES PLEASE" The 4 gal bottles still triggers the coupon. The delivery driver removes the reusable bottles, leaving the 4 gallon bottles in the bin. After so long there is not enough room for the 5's and he calls me to get the 4's out of his way.

They are the same PET as the better bottles, but thinner. So now if I want to do a kit I order 2 (12 wine gal = 3 @ 4 gal. bottles). For juice buckets I get 2 the same or 2 that I want to blend...

Currently, I have 30 @ 4 gal bottles and only 14 full. Can you say CHILEAN JUICE!!!

 
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:03 PM   #34
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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!
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Pet refers to the polymer used to make the plastic. It is food safe. My concern with pet would be long-term oxidation vs hdpe with appropriate thickness and density.


 
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:58 PM   #36
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I had no idea wine making was so dangerous! Does anyone bulk age in plastic?
I do. Basically my two Italian Glass Carboys are just for vacuum degassing. Longest I bulk age though is only 3 months (for high end kits, 2 months lower end kits and generally only 1 month for fruit/country wines).
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:04 AM   #37
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Many older 5 gal are not PETE1, Some are polypropylene. If its PET 1 Your good to go. Although I don't like the surface area caused by the handle some have, harder to clean.

 
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:33 AM   #38
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I really don't like the idea of "aging wine in plastic"....

I am willing to have my mind changed though and would definitely enjoy the increased safety factor.

Maybe picking some of these up to test a batch of something would be worthwhile... At that price they are basically disposable.

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The only thing about the 5 gallon i got from walmart is there are a few ridges that stick out a bit around it up the wall and im wondering if some sediment will sit on that and then get mixed back in when racking. probably not a big deal but the better bottles, and especially the vintage shop pet carboy are totally smooth up the side wall so everything drops right to the bottom.

 
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