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Can I put beer in PET bottles?


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John Meadows from Atlantic Custom Solutions

Beer can be put into PET bottles, but it is not recommended for long term storage.  Clear vessels are not the ideal for beer storage, and the same seal would not be provided as a traditional beer bottle.  These types of vessels may be appropriate to hold beer from a keg for a short period of time for consumption on the same day.

Oct 2, 2013

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Paul Saltz from Salbro Bottle

only for very short time , for longer shelf life you require a PET bottle with oxygen barrier 

Mar 14, 2016

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Mike Thom from Wholesale Bottles USA

Of course you can.  Some even prefer it.  If you are bottle conditioning make sure you squeeze the sides while filling.  This will help you determine when conditioning is done.  If the container is firm you're done. 
there are some problems with air penetration through the walls which will not permit long term storage. This can be alleviated by reviewing this with your supplier.  a thicker wall may be needed to reduce this impact.  Money wise it is about the same but availability is always an issue.

Jan 9, 2016

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Mary Johnson from Land & Sea Packaging

According to my list on properties of resins, it is showing that PET is good for Alcohols.

Nov 12, 2015

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Bob Johnson from Qorpak

Absolutely!

Oct 2, 2014

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SKS Team from SKS Bottle & Packaging

We do not test any of our products, but they are food grade and BPA free. If you would like to sample any containers, please feel free to send us a message.

Apr 1, 2014

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Rebecca Holland from Kaufman Container Company

Yes, you can put beer in PET bottles but the bottle needs to have the appropriate pressure rating for filling.  Your supplier can help you determine what options will work for you.  

PET is certainly an alternative to glass, particularly at venues that only allow plastic containers such as concerts or sporting events.  It's a safer option when it comes to breakage and can keep the integrity of the product in tact, but you need to make sure you're using a container that is made specifically for beer.   

Kaufman Container offers a 64oz Amber PET growler (with a 32oz version in the works) and 12oz PET beer bottles, all with your standard twist off closures.  Feel free to contact us with any questions on your PET beer bottle options.   

Oct 10, 2013

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Ryan Crosby from Brew Pack Products

PET does allow for some gas-exchange. It's very slow compared to other plastics, which is why you can package carbonated products with a rapid shelf turnover in it. PET is fine for growlers, but you wouldn't want to use it to ship beer to market.

Oct 3, 2013

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