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Old 06-28-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
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Has anybody used 1/2 Gallon bottles with screw top lids? Do the screw tops seal well enough? In the past i have used small bottles with regular caps. I am still kind of new. I am on my 4th batch. Thanks !!!

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Old 06-28-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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If you're talking about the 1/2 gallon growlers with plastic screwtops, they won't hold a seal for the carbonation... They're good for making starters though

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Old 06-28-2007, 07:12 PM   #3
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Thanks! I guess its back to the pounders.

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Old 06-28-2007, 07:26 PM   #4
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You could use 1,2 or 3 liter soda bottles. Just keep the beer out of the light.

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I used these plastic tops on my half gallon and my 1 gallon growlers and I have no problem holding carbonation.



http://www.homebrewadventures.com/shopping/index.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=homebrew&Product_C ode=SC-38-PP

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Old 06-28-2007, 07:39 PM   #6
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Thank You All!!! You have been a big help!!!

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I used these plastic tops on my half gallon and my 1 gallon growlers and I have no problem holding carbonation.



http://www.homebrewadventures.com/shopping/index.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=homebrew&Product_C ode=SC-38-PP
Yup I've used those also and they worked fine.
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I just went to the LHBS and grabbed a $0.25 cap and it, in my opinion, worked better than the metal one that came with it.

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