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Old 09-01-2009, 05:33 AM   #1
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Default 40 oz bottles for homebrew?

Howdy, I brewed a beer for my buddy for his 40th birthday, and thought it would be cool to put some in 40 oz bottles. It looks like all the 40's are the screw cap type-not pry cap. Does anyone know of a source of 40 oz pry top bottles?

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Old 09-01-2009, 05:44 AM   #2
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I think you're only allowed to put malt liquor in them ;-).
Good idea, though. I couldn't find any on line for you, but I'm sure they are there.

You could also try to cap some twist-offs isf you have a good capper.

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Not to deter you in your search, but why not stick with the screw caps? Seems it'd make for a more authentic 40 experience.

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Not to deter you in your search, but why not stick with the screw caps? Seems it'd make for a more authentic 40 experience.
Hmmm, I guess I might be able to find some screw tops that would seal tightly... I will let you guys know what I come up with. I might have to drink a few 40's to get the bottles....have not done that for about 20 years!
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Invite a few friends over and play "40oz Hands" Its where you ductape a 40oz bottle, full, to each hand and they do NOT come off till both are gone!

Then you will have some 40 oz bottles!

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Hmmm, I guess I might be able to find some screw tops that would seal tightly... I will let you guys know what I come up with. I might have to drink a few 40's to get the bottles....have not done that for about 20 years!
I hear good results capping twisttop bottles with a bench capper. Just buy a couple drinkable 40's that have twisttops
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Invite a few friends over and play "40oz Hands" Its where you ductape a 40oz bottle, full, to each hand and they do NOT come off till both are gone!

Then you will have some 40 oz bottles!
Oh man, that sounds hilarious....might have to try that.

Bench capping the twist off caps- sounds like a plan.

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You know, if you're worried about the twist-offs not holding the carbonation, you could put the caps on and then wax them.

The 40 oz twist-offs are not the same as the 12 oz twist-offs. Granted, it's been a while since I had one, but I think 40's have metal screw caps similar to, say, San Pellegrino. As such, I'm not convinced even with a good bench capper that you're going to get a good seal.

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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/1-qu...90/#post199448


I was heading through my local super mercado Phoenix Ranch market and spotted some 1 quart bottles (32 oz) of various Mexican brands such as Pacifico, Dos XX, etc. These were not twist off.



For those of you always asking about growlers instead of bottles, you might want to look into this.

For those of you not familiar with hispanic supermarkets, you should go. We have the above mentioned Phoenix Ranch, Food City, etc. They are like going to a carnival. I'm sure most major metro areas have 'em.

Just saying.
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Also the big Corona bottles are not twist offs ... though I am not sure they are 40 they might be 30-something ounce.

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