Originally Posted by bennyd
What can I say? I'd rather get them free knowing that I'm not going to be exposing them to light rather than paying for them. If they are stored in a dark space, then what's the danger?
Now if I were able to get brown bottles for free, sure I'd take them over the green and clear. But I don't have as many at my disposal. Hope you can forgive this cardinal sin
No need to appologize! I have used several green bottles in every batch I have ever bottled and never had a skunked beer. This anti-green sentiment is utter beer snobbery. You know how it goes, if enough people repeat a lie, it must be true. I have little doubt that in a side-by-side test a green bottle mayl skunk before a brown one, but as I said, after years of using green bottles, no skunks, and I have not been overly careful either.
IMHO green bottles look better then the brown ones. It is also easier to spot the sediment in the neck as you pour a green bottle.