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From: hplabs!uiucdcs!iwtsf!korz (Algis R Korzonas +1 312 979 8583)
Subject: Plastic 2liter bottles
Date: 1989-01-26 17:00:14 GMT

Mike Meyer's question about plastic bottles remided me
of a funny story. Last summer, I spent a lot of time
on the beach and subsequently drank a lot of beer to
replace the liquids I was sweating out. By about
4 or 5PM, I usually was not in top shape for waterskiing,
kneeboarding, or boardsailing, so I decided to cut back
on the alcohol and tried those non-alcoholic fruit coolers.
Delicious, but expensive (double the cost of beer).

Hey, I'm pretty handy, I'll make it myself!

I bought a bunch of fruits, ran them through a blender,
bottled the brown mess in 2liter plastic bottles
and headed for the beach. Not very appetizing, but
good tasting.

Now, you would think that since I'm a brewer, I should
have known what to expect. A week later, I found that
the brown liquid had now become carbonated and alcoholic.
Back to square one. Three weeks after bottling, my bottles
had developed such an outstanding bacterial infection,
that I videotaped the opening of a bottle in the back yard.
The four foot geyser was spectacular!
Al.

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