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PET Bottles

Discussion in 'Kits & Extracts' started by Matt D, 13/3/19.

 

  1. Matt D

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    Posted 13/3/19
    I've been reading an old post about coopers pet bottles bought from Big W that they leak and from Dan Murphys they were fine.
    I would have thought they would have been the same. Is this the case? Should I use another brand?
    Cheers
     
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    Posted 13/3/19

    Buy them direct from Coopers. Same price as the shops and free delivery.
     
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    G'Day Matt, I got caught in the 'leaking pet bottles affair' this was quite a while ago. What I found was; there are/were 2 styles of brown pets' on the market, one had 4 indents on the base and one style had 5. I found that all the bottles with 4 indents would leak from the same point when they got up to pressure. To cut a long story short I had the supplier replace 10 cartons of faulty (leaking) bottles with the later design and never had another problem. After that I 'saw the light' and moved over to kegs :-} I have given most of my brown 750ml pets away, now I use the 1125ml Coles pets for take outs and never had a problem, you have to store them in the dark!. Check before you buy I wouldn't touch the brown pets with 4 indents it was a design/manufacturing flaw.

    Cheers
     
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    Like scomet has stated , you can/ could use regular PET bottles. I have used 1.250 ltr and 2 ltr bottles in the past. UV light, but mostly blue light and the colour spectrum will taint the beer if exposed. I placed them in a bin liner and then in a crate. I use the coopers PET and they work great. I now keg and use a few bottles to use the last out of the fermenter.
     
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    Posted 13/3/19
    No worries. What are the coles pets? Sounds like the coopers pets would be ok now?
     
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    Sorry Matt I just mean used soda water bottles, they work a treat. I'm sure the Coopers pets will be fine just don't buy old stock from big w without opening the box and checking....
     
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    Posted 13/3/19
    Cheers mate
     
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    Yea have bought them from Dan Murphys and they have 5 indents on the bottom.
     
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    Posted 12/5/19
    I've not had trouble with big W Cooper bottles.
     
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    Posted 15/5/19
    Sweet... this is what i was thinking of doing with cider.. and ginger beer.. any idea how much light effects those too.. i was thinking of just bottling in either 2l or 1.125 soft drink bottles storing in milk crates with a towel over
     
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    What lids do you use?
     
  13. enikoy

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    Just the caps that come with the bottles. I cut the seal ring off and cap them tight but not super tight (which can deform them).

    The bottles get a single use. We drink the mineral water, use bottle for beer and then to recycling. My wife supplies me with more empties than I could use
     

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