How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby godfrey » Wed May 07, 2014 15:52

the simplest way I have found
for converting the 5 litre water bottle
to use as a DJ

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forget about drills grommets and bungs

take a nice long screw not too fat
No8 or No10 will be fine
heat it with a lighter
push the hot screw through the lid
the plastic will be soft from the heat
so just push the airlock into the lid

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it will make a good tight seal

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enjoy :thumb:
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby bobsbeer » Wed May 07, 2014 16:30

Would never have thought about that method. Good one.
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby godfrey » Wed May 07, 2014 16:54

necessity is the mother of invention .....

I wanted to make a quick WOW for a friend to take home last year

and bam this was how I made it for them.

done many more since, all work perfectly :party:
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby krazypara3165 » Wed May 07, 2014 17:29

Cracking way of doing it!!

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Squiffy » Wed May 07, 2014 21:25

Now that's clever... Thanks for the idea. Do you sterilise brand new bottles or can you just tip out the water and go?
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Quensabob » Wed May 07, 2014 21:34

Brilliant idea :thumb:
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby EvansTheSteam » Wed May 07, 2014 21:56

That's got to rank among the best ideas!

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby chojo » Fri May 09, 2014 16:32

Squiffy wrote:Now that's clever... Thanks for the idea. Do you sterilise brand new bottles or can you just tip out the water and go?

Some say you can just use them straight away but personally i always sterilise just to be safe. These bottles are a god send and i have to admit to being a lazy sod and rather than do diy i just buy a pre drilled top from the lhbs!

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby cononthebarber » Fri May 09, 2014 17:02

Nice idea, well done that man :hat:

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Dennis King » Sat May 10, 2014 12:14

I've been doing that with the ashbeck water bottles for my 2 lt starters. The only problem I found was being able to clean properly around the rippled sides.
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Frogfurlong » Sat May 10, 2014 12:41

Dennis King wrote:I've been doing that with the ashbeck water bottles for my 2 lt starters. The only problem I found was being able to clean properly around the rippled sides.


Pop about half a litre of oxyclean+water in the demi and rotate it slowlyto pre treat the worse areas, then top up to 5 litres. It'll get all the crud off. If not then it's only £1ish for a new one ;)

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby tommidolcetto » Sat May 10, 2014 13:56

Frogfurlong wrote:
Dennis King wrote:I've been doing that with the ashbeck water bottles for my 2 lt starters. The only problem I found was being able to clean properly around the rippled sides.


Pop about half a litre of oxyclean+water in the demi and rotate it slowlyto pre treat the worse areas, then top up to 5 litres. It'll get all the crud off. If not then it's only £1ish for a new one ;)


Cheap enough to not bother re-using in my eyes. I've used a few of the 5l ones and have always chucked rather than steralised and used again.

Recycled in fact!!
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Chippy_Tea » Sat May 10, 2014 13:59

I remember this subject being discussed in the other place and i think it was Moley who said he throws them after he has used them three times.

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Dennis King » Sat May 10, 2014 14:09

tommidolcetto wrote:
Frogfurlong wrote:
Dennis King wrote:I've been doing that with the ashbeck water bottles for my 2 lt starters. The only problem I found was being able to clean properly around the rippled sides.


Pop about half a litre of oxyclean+water in the demi and rotate it slowlyto pre treat the worse areas, then top up to 5 litres. It'll get all the crud off. If not then it's only £1ish for a new one ;)


Cheap enough to not bother re-using in my eyes. I've used a few of the 5l ones and have always chucked rather than steralised and used again.

Recycled in fact!!


I buy these on a regular basis for starsan so each one was never used more than twice. Saw a glass demijohn in my local charity shop for a £1 so using that for starters now.
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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Chippy_Tea » Sat May 10, 2014 14:29

Deleted - double post.

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby Chippy_Tea » Sat May 10, 2014 14:30

I buy these on a regular basis for starsan so each one was never used more than twice. Saw a glass demijohn in my local charity shop for a £1 so using that for starters now.


I have moved on to glass for fermentation and PET plastic bottles for storage/ageing as they speed up the ageing process being air permeable, we drink a lot of spring water so we only use the PET bottles a few times before they are binned.

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Re: How To: Make a cheap DJ

Postby EvansTheSteam » Sat May 10, 2014 17:17

Do we get a third go at this post Chippy?

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