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Old 04-10-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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If your beer is always kept in dark places is there any problem with using green bottles, such as Grolsch swingtops?

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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No. There's nothing wrong with green bottles or clear ones for that matter, given proper storage.

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Old 04-10-2007, 04:50 PM   #3
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No. There's nothing wrong with green bottles or clear ones for that matter, given proper storage.
Yep, in fact if stored properly, green or clear bottles can actually be BETTER. Makes it far easier to see when you have poured down to the bottom and the sediment/yeast is starting to run down the bottle.
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I know a few folks that use grolsh bottles with out a problem...course I have a slew of brown glass so its never really been a question for me.

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A common misconception is that brown glass prevents light-struck (skunky) beers. It definitely does not. My BIL and I did a test once -- in a sunny window sill, we set out the same beer that had bottled in clear, green, and brown glass. We also protected one from the light to serve as a 'control'. ALL of the bottles tasted a bit skunky after sitting only 30 minutes in the sun. The brown bottle was definitely better, but not as good as the one protected from the sun!

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A common misconception is that brown glass prevents light-struck (skunky) beers. It definitely does not. My BIL and I did a test once -- in a sunny window sill, we set out the same beer that had bottled in clear, green, and brown glass. We also protected one from the light to serve as a 'control'. ALL of the bottles tasted a bit skunky after sitting only 30 minutes in the sun. The brown bottle was definitely better, but not as good as the one protected from the sun!

Thats crazy.
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...but true.

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...but true.

My understanding is that brown glass allows less visible light to pass....delays the reaction but does not entirely prevent.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:09 PM   #9
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If it the swing tops you want. You can get them in brown with a beer called Schwelmer. The only drawback is they are 11.2 oz. But a nice looking bottle none the less.

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Old 04-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #10
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Schwelmer has 500mL bottles as well, or 16.9oz for us Americans.

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