Aldi PET bottles

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    stinka

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    So the standard Aldi 1.5l orange cordial bottles are marked with a triangle with a 1 inside and say PET on, as do most of their bottles it seems. The caps don’t have a gasket in a such but seem very well sealing when I put them back on and won’t leak when physically crushed under serious pressure etc

    are we to assume that these bottles and caps are ok to fill with home brew ?
     
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    If they didn't come with fizzy stuff inside, then you shouldn't put fizzy stuff inside.
     
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    I found this out to my cost whilst on holiday, had refilled small bottle with fizzy water, when I opened it, it popped very loudly and cap hit roof of train, got some accusing looks from other passengers.

    Look at the threads inside the cap and the bottle neck, if the threads have gaps in them to vent gas safely, they may be ok to use. If the threads are continuous DON'T.
     
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    You know what, I'd never ever noticed that before!!!
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    Certain water bottles are fine. The cheap stuff from Lidl will hold pressure as I sometimes use them for starters. As said above others won't. Just had two hit the ceiling.
     

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