It not a great practice to put fixer in bottles or containers generally recognized as being normally used for food or drink. Imagine if a friend or relative who might be house sitting for you found them and in a drunken stupor perhaps took a big swig of fixer....stranger things have happened.
Are your friends and relatives that stupid? Perhaps you should review your choice of house-sitter! :-)
Last edited by kevs; 09-14-2011 at 04:39 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Reason: rewrite - who cares anyway?
On more than one occasion, people have walked in with large soup tureens, asking her to help find out who made them and what they are worth. They are absolutely shocked when my wife tells them that these "tureens" are really chamber pots.
Adds flavor so good as it will put a sh_t eating grin in your face.
But seriously, I think bottles are so cheap, why reuse them?
If they were glass, I might but why?
If they are plastic, I am kinda sure it will be fine... that said why would you want to risk rotten-egg overtones in your beer regardless?
It would be the taste I would be most worried about.... isn't that the point of messing about with home brew... certainly it's not cheaper than cans of Heiniekin that is pretty cheap and tasty here in the USA.
Simple test. Next time you make beer, use clean bottles. Nothing recycled from the darkroom. Offer your guests a choice of two bottles. Say, "this one is from a bottle I used for chemicals in my darkroom for a couple of years. This bottle is new". See which bottle they pick.