Foreshot Storage

Other discussions for folks new to the wonderful craft of home distilling.

Moderator: Site Moderator

Post Reply
User avatar
Reaverman
Novice
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:48 am

Foreshot Storage

Post by Reaverman » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:41 pm

Is HDPE containers ok to store the foreshots? I want to use them for either my camping stove or as cleaner!

User avatar
Durhommer
Distiller
Posts: 2212
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:23 am

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by Durhommer » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:49 pm

You should really use glass
You have two ears and one mouth for a reason....

SaltyStaves
Trainee
Posts: 855
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:18 pm
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by SaltyStaves » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:52 pm

Fine. I had some leftover HDPE vinegar containers when I started this hobby (cleaning runs) and I've stored most of my fores in one of them for the last 5+ years.

Don't use it if you plan to re-use the fores for cleaning the still again though. Most of my mixed fores have got rum and gin and peat everything else in them and smell all sorts of crazy, so I keep some clean fores in glass for when I want to clean out my copper condenser etc.

User avatar
zed255
Rumrunner
Posts: 712
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:06 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by zed255 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:19 pm

I just reuse plastic jugs to store foreshots, usually from another cleaning product and clearly mark it. I keep them out in the shed just in case one leaks but HDPE or PET don't seem to suffer. Not had one fail me yet. My glass is to valuable to me for the good stuff.
Last edited by zed255 on Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:48 pm, edited 2 times in total.
----------
Zed

When the Student is ready, the Master will appear.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

User avatar
Expat
Site Donor
Site Donor
Posts: 2050
Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:58 pm

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by Expat » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:20 pm

+1 to what Salty said. Alternatively you could consider a 1 gallon red gasoline jerry can, which is what I use. Two edge sword, people won't accidentally drink it, but might put it in your car fuel tank lol Mine is suitably labeled.
_____________________
EXPAT

Current boiler and pot head viewtopic.php?f=50&t=71855
Cross flow condenser viewtopic.php?f=87&t=47632
Modular 3" Boka - pics tbd
___________________

User avatar
Bushman
Admin
Posts: 15562
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:29 am
Location: Pacific Northwest

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by Bushman » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:31 pm

zed255 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:19 pm
I just reuse plastic jugs to store feints, usually from another cleaning product and clearly mark it. I keep them out in the shed just in case one leaks but HDPE or PET don't seem to suffer. Not had one fail me yet. My glass is to valuable to me for the good stuff.
We really discourage the use of plastic with high abv alcohol or in the vapor path. Read rule #8. You should be able to get used glass containers for free.

User avatar
zed255
Rumrunner
Posts: 712
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:06 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by zed255 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:46 pm

Bushman, we are discussing a place to park FORESHOTS until they get used as fire starter, ant killer or whatever. I'm very aware of rule #8. I was not aware it applied to even the wastes of distillation, i.e. something nobody is going to consume. I mistakenly said feints, now that I'm quoted my error will remain in perpetuity.
Last edited by zed255 on Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
----------
Zed

When the Student is ready, the Master will appear.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.

User avatar
Dancing4dan
Site Donor
Site Donor
Posts: 121
Joined: Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:18 pm
Location: Alberta

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by Dancing4dan » Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:49 pm

Storing fore shots in glass is as dangerous as storing gasoline in glass... for obvious reasons.
"What harms us is to persist in self deceit and ignorance"
Marcus Aurelius

User avatar
RC Al
Swill Maker
Posts: 255
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:40 am
Location: Sunny Queensland Oz

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by RC Al » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:50 pm

Expired Fire extinguishers are cheap or free, Generally here in OZ they are stainless (purge welded to meet our "nanny state" standards - we get the odd win with those) but might have some brass on top, have seen normal steel ones occasionally

Kegs with a end cap n triclamp work well for storage and are generally cheaper per litre than glass

User avatar
GreenEnvy22
Swill Maker
Posts: 201
Joined: Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:25 pm

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by GreenEnvy22 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:16 pm

I guess I wouldn't have any issue with using plastic for foreshots, it's only going to get used for fuel or sanitizer anyway, and sanitizer comes in similar PET or HDPE containers.

That said i store mine in gallon sized glass jugs, with a big poison and skull with crossbones on it.

cob
Distiller
Posts: 2141
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:38 pm
Location: little puffs of dust where my feet used to be

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by cob » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:24 pm

staying away from plastic is just a good practice.

Read the entire thread or scroll to the bottom

for my simple and safe solution

https://homedistiller.org/forum/viewtop ... 33&t=23251
Last edited by cob on Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.
be water my friend

hellbilly007
Site Donor
Site Donor
Posts: 545
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:59 am
Location: Never one place very long

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by hellbilly007 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:24 pm

I store mine in a windshield washer fluid jug, along with methanol for camp stoves.

The methanol comes from leftovers at work.

cob
Distiller
Posts: 2141
Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:38 pm
Location: little puffs of dust where my feet used to be

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by cob » Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:58 pm

update; this thread prompted me to check on my stash of automotive grade

methanol, a case of 24 - 10 oz. unopened plastic bottles with seals intact,

not a single one has more than 6 oz. left in them. bottom line is that the

angels are stealing methanol from sealed factory original plastic containers.

tomorrow it all go's into steel containers. lost close to half.
be water my friend

User avatar
NZChris
Master Distiller
Posts: 9099
Joined: Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:42 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Foreshot Storage

Post by NZChris » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:33 pm

Dancing4dan wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:49 pm
Storing fore shots in glass is as dangerous as storing gasoline in glass... for obvious reasons.
My foreshots are lower abv than what I'm aging in glass and much lower abv than the azeo I store in glass.

Post Reply