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Old 07-17-2012, 05:16 PM   #11
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I talked to Tim at the club meeting last night and he told me they wouldn't dq the heavier 11.2 oz bottles as long as there's no raised lettering. Sounds too late for this batch, but FYI.

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Old 07-17-2012, 05:21 PM   #12
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Heavier 11.2 ounce bottles? You have a link for them?

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Old 07-17-2012, 09:27 PM   #13
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They're the ones that a lot of Belgians come in like monks cafe. Kind of look like longnecks but with smoother shoulders.

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Old 07-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #14
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I'm seeing a lot of speculation in this thread and little actual knowledge and when it comes to dealing with something as potentially dangerous as a bottle bomb, going off of "I think" and "this one time I did this" doesn't cut it. I put this together a while ago...didn't seem to get too much interest so I didn't persue it much further but its still good info IMO. The two important things to note are that there is a lot of variation in quality of 12 ounce bottles and the second is that even the quality heavy duty 230 g bottles from Deschutes is only rated to 3.0 volumes on its first bottling and degrades from there. In fact, even they heavy duty little bottles from Russian River are only rated to 4.0 volumes. To get safely higher than that you need a champagne bottle.

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Thanks for the link, it will help a lot on the next batch. Is there any bottles that can take the high carbonation levels of a gueuze but still be allowed into competitions?

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Thanks for the link, it will help a lot on the next batch. Is there any bottles that can take the high carbonation levels of a gueuze but still be allowed into competitions?
I didn't get much data on the Belgian bottles, but what Vinnie gave me says that they aren't strong enough. Maybe you could find them for sale online. Or go with the small RR bottles. Maybe not rated to gueze levels but 4.0 volumes is pretty good. Or you could buy bottles of small gueze, drink em up and save the bottles as those are obviously safe for that level.
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Update for everyone... Sunday was the judging and all the bottles survived, I even won second in the Sour Ale category.

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