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Old 07-12-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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My friends gave me some glass screw top vodka bottles to bottle my cider. Are those sufficient or are there any issues I should be aware of using them? Thanks.

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Old 07-12-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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If you plan to carbonate or there is any chance the cider will continue to carbonate after bottling, don't use them. The bottles are not designed to hold pressure.

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:55 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'm pretty new to this so I'm not sure how carbonating works but if I stabilize the finished product I was given the impression by a local winery that I could use that type of bottle. It's all a learning process for me at this point. Has anyone had success with used screw tops at all? I'm kinda strapped to buy a cork press. I just racked my secondary at 1.034 so I go some time to figure it out.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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If you successfully halt fermentation then screw tops will be fine.

FYI, a cork press won't fix this issue either as corks and bottles designed to take corks are also for uncarbonated products. Most folks use standard crowns and beer/champagne bottles when making a sparkling beverage.

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:45 AM   #5
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screw tops are fine with stabilized wine/cider.

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