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Old 10-26-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. I'm planning on bottling up my cider today and wanted to check quick on types of bottles. I have some standard 12 oz beer bottles I plan to use, but I also have .5L glass cider bottles that the juice came in. They have twist on caps. Everything will be cleaned and sterilized and I plan on adding no priming sugar when I bottle.

Do you think those twist-cap .5L bottles will work? I think they will as I can seal them air tight and with no priming sugar there is no danger of bottle bombs.

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Old 10-26-2008, 05:29 PM   #2
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I've never bottled twist off bottles because I was scared away from it early on, but most people here say it is fine and you can get an air tight seal as long as you use a benchcapper.

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Old 10-26-2008, 05:30 PM   #3
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I go back to BIG jugs with still cider. It's quick and ez...just use them when you are ready to have a party so they get used up once you open them.

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Old 10-26-2008, 06:03 PM   #4
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Excellent. Thanks for the responses!

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I use plastic PET bottles for short term storage, not over 2 months. I just can't bring myself to trust them for longer.
For longer term storage for Meads and Ciders I use glass, heck those one gallon glass jugs work great. Why take any chances.

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