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12898Re: [new_distillers] Re: safe alcohol containers

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  • David W Lunsford
    Nov 29, 2004
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      there is a plastic which will not be affected by, or affect the
      distillate....it is the plastic which is used in making the screw on
      caps....find out what that is, and VOILA!!! maxtonnage





      At 02:01 AM 11/29/04 -0000, you wrote:
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      >Most plastic containers have on them somewhere a recycling emblem
      >triangle of arrows with a number
      >number 2 is hdpe and is used for vodka and bourbon bulk containers
      >here in New Zealand for 37.5% abv by distillers. Not sure how high an
      >alcohole content I would go with these containers but have stored ^0%
      >in with no problems
      >No 5 is polypropylene and this is even better for higher proof
      >spirits
      >--- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "popwahtosh" <popwahtosh@y...>
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      >> --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@y...>
      >> wrote:
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      >> > --- In new_distillers@yahoogroups.com, "schwarzenduder"
      >> > <schwarzenduder@y...> wrote:
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      >> Hey, Harry! risking the possibility that I may sound ignorant, what
      >> does PET & HDPE stand for? What are the white plastic buckets made
      >of
      >> that I buy in the paint stores? And lastly, what ABOUT the gas cans?
      >>
      >> Thanks
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      >> Pop
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      >> mof plastic are the used to make the are n> > Mates-
      >> > > I am looking for a good, safe, container to hold my stripped
      >beer
      >> > in
      >> > > until I can reflux distill. 40% to 50% alcohol can damage many
      >> > > plastic containers, causing the stripped beer to be
      >contaminated.
      >> > I
      >> > > was thinking of using a brand new (plastic) gasoline container
      >> > (never
      >> > > been touched by petrol). Would this work? It would be easy to
      >> > pour,
      >> > > sturdy, and have a tight, spill-proof lid. Is the standard,
      >> > plastic
      >> > > portable gasoline container safe?
      >> > >
      >> > > Thank you all -
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      >> > I honestly don't know where people get this phobia about
      >plastics.
      >> > Sure, there are some that are a no-no, but any PET or HDPE
      >> container
      >> > will handle spirit up to 55% abv with ease, and no leaching. I
      >> even
      >> > use a clear plastic hose (lab grade) to steer my pure alcohol
      >into
      >> > the glass collection bottles, still no leaching. Even the
      >alcohol
      >> > industry uses plastic. Just ask any nightclub or bar that serves
      >> > spirits from a pressure gun. Their spirits are delivered in 20
      >> > litre plastic drums. I have a dozen or so in the shed right
      >now.
      >> > Some are ex-Bundy Rum (yellow HDPE), some are ex-Jim Beam (white
      >> > HDPE), some are ex-Kirov Vodka (white HDPE). You might try
      >asking
      >> > them if you can buy the empties, as they are not allowed by law
      >to
      >> > be refilled by the companies, same as plastic coke bottles. I
      >> > bought mine for AUD$5.00 each, complete with about a cupfull of
      >> > liquor in each one. Bargain, says I.
      >> >
      >> >
      >> > Slainte!
      >> > regards Harry
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