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Old 03-26-2007, 09:47 PM   #21
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i Picked up a 6 pack tonight of Budweiser thinking "I havent had it in a while I might enjoy a VERy LIGHT beer" I almost spit out the first drink! lol I almost got the Iron City but I am not sure if that would have been much better!

oo well I just needed some more bottles and it reminded me one of the resions why I started homebrewing!

I will be bottleing here soon...but if anyone elts dose post a update so we know if this is going to work out..i will do the same!

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Old 03-26-2007, 10:02 PM   #22
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oo yeah I thought it was funny that Bud had to put "pry off " on these bottle caps lol

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Old 03-28-2007, 02:41 AM   #23
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They could easily be painted. A light sanding with a curved block would be good.

I might have to find a br locally that serves theese. I've handled a couple empties before and they are rather stout for a mega brew bottle. I'd say 5 to 10x stronger than their glass counter parts.

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Old 03-28-2007, 02:46 AM   #24
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They could easily be painted. A light sanding with a curved block would be good.
Or a cork (to protect the inner coating) and some light bead blasting. You could even anodize them if you had a few chemicals lying about.
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Old 03-29-2007, 11:08 PM   #25
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ok

I bottled my Dead Guy Cone tonight, and all went well!! I really love my bucket I got From AHS for doing PM but it also works great for bottling! Anyways here is what I came through with I did 6 bud - 16 oz. alum. and one bud that I sanded the paint off!

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Not fun!!! If you are shipping these.... your not going to get them back anyways!

Other than that Capping went fine (used a bench capper)!! and i am sure my brothers will be happy to see these in a box!
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sory forgot to post this!

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Sam's Club has 15 packs of Bud Light aluminum cans for about $13. I picked up 30 yesterday.

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Old 04-07-2007, 06:35 PM   #28
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Using a dremel or other drill with a sanding bit/brush bit might be a quicker way to get the paint off.

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I bead blasted and powder coated one today. Surprisingly, it wasn't a whole lot of work, and the heat didn't damage the coating on the inside. Bottles given that treatment probably won't make it very far outside of my sight, but they are pretty cool!



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This link is pretty cool - describes how to anodize at home:
http://www.warpig.com/paintball/technical/anodize.shtml

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Old 12-12-2007, 12:51 AM   #30
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I know this is an older thread, but I just wanted to chime in with my $.02. I bottled several from my first extract batch with the AB bottles in October. I used the two handed capper. You can do it like this, you just have to be carefull not to pinch the neck. I have been slowly killing this batch starting with the regular bottles. Recently, I started into the Alum. The problem I had is that to remove the caps, you have to be very carefull not to grab the "lip" with the opener. The first bottle I opened up, almost got torn in half. But they do hold the carbonation in very well.

I just wanted everyone to have the "after conditioning & carbing" info. Hope this helps.

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