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Newbie69 01-07-2013 11:10 PM

Grolsch bottles?
 
Does anyone reuse Grolsch bottles? I wanted to use them but when I filled them with water I turned them upside down and shook them,when I did that I could feel the water coming out in little sprinkles. Any suggestions?

twalte 01-07-2013 11:15 PM

I use grolsch bottles, but i am not sure i understand your question. Are you saying that they when you seal them up (with a rubber gasket on the cap) that it is allowing liquid to exit the bottle? I have never seen that.

jeepinjeepin 01-07-2013 11:16 PM

The rubber gaskets are replaceable. Maybe those are worn out?

CatHead 01-07-2013 11:16 PM

I used some in my first attempt at brewing with Mr. Beer years ago. They worked fine but I don't recall any leaking.

WilliamSlayer 01-07-2013 11:51 PM

The rubber gaskets become dry and cracked over time. You should be able to get replacements at your LHBS. Use them! They are very convenient if you can get your hands on enough.

NivekD 01-07-2013 11:53 PM

I've got 24 of of em' and they work great.

jackfrost 01-08-2013 01:13 AM

OK so the bottles sound good...but has any one ages any thing in these bottles and for how long?

Newbie69 01-08-2013 04:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twalte (Post 4758612)
I use grolsch bottles, but i am not sure i understand your question. Are you saying that they when you seal them up (with a rubber gasket on the cap) that it is allowing liquid to exit the bottle? I have never seen that.

These are brand new,I opened them and drank the beer. I filled them with water,if I turn them upside down and shake them,water comes out,not a lot but I can feel them sprinkling water

WilliamSlayer 01-08-2013 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jackfrost (Post 4759066)
OK so the bottles sound good...but has any one ages any thing in these bottles and for how long?

I wouldn't age anything more than about six months in these. And that's more for the rubber gaskets then anything. The gaskets might start retaining the aromas from the beverage inside.

WilliamSlayer 01-08-2013 09:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Newbie69 (Post 4759898)

These are brand new,I opened them and drank the beer. I filled them with water,if I turn them upside down and shake them,water comes out,not a lot but I can feel them sprinkling water

Could be two things.

1- Pressure. With no carbonation pushing on the cap, it could be loose and sliding around.

2- water outside the bottle was what was dripping.


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