Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

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Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by pickled » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:56 pm

Is it ok to store low wines (<50 ABV) in a plastic PET Better Bottle? I have a couple glass carboys from my homebrew days, but wondering if I can use the BB ones also...

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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by seabass » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:00 pm

Noooope. Better to use a sanke keg or glass carboys.

Plastic is good for fermentation, but not distillate.

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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by pickled » Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:30 pm

I suspected as much.
Thanks.

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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by still_stirrin » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:26 am

Pickled,

How much low wines do you need to hold?

A couple of cases of 2 liter mason jars will hold a lot of low wines, and they’re easy to move (safely). It’s what I do. They also double as aging vessels when you get ready to put your spirits on wood.
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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by pickled » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:49 am

I'll look into that ss. I was wondering about the better bottles because I have 3 of them laying around.
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Post by Hambone » Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:46 pm

You can find 1 gallon glass jugs for about $4 each. Just ordered 40...

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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by still_stirrin » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:02 pm

Hambone wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:46 pm
You can find 1 gallon glass jugs for about $4 each. Just ordered 40...

My wife thinks I have a problem...
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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by pickled » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:09 pm

Do you have to worry about what the lid is made of (ie. plastic)?

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Post by Hambone » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:12 pm

Corks are cheap...
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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by GCB3 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:19 pm

What Hambone said

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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by jonnys_spirit » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:01 pm

Widgetco corks aren’t that cheap but cheap enough. These fit a standard gallon jug:
WIDGETCO Size 15 Cork Stoppers, Standard

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Re: Store low wines in a plastic Better Bottle?

Post by Hambone » Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:12 pm

That's where I get my corks. Good quality...
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