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dansmith13 02-26-2006 11:12 PM

bottle color
 
Any thoughts on conditioning beer in clear and green bottles and not just the brown bottles? I have a lot of green and clear bottles I can use and would condition them in a completely dark closet in my basement.

Igorstien 02-26-2006 11:16 PM

As long as there in a dark place I can't see there being a problem.

dansmith13 02-26-2006 11:28 PM

That's what I wanted to hear because I just spent most of the day washing them. They were nasty so it took a long time of soaking and rinsing!

tnlandsailor 02-27-2006 01:54 PM

Beer bottle color is a bit overblown. Yes, brown bottles filter more UV than clear or green, but if you keep them out of the light for the most part, it's fine. The biggest problem is that if you ever send your green or clear bottles to a competition, some bonehead judge is immediately going to write down "light struck" on your score sheet whether it is or not.

Prosit!

cowain 02-27-2006 02:37 PM

All I know is that whenever I drink Heineken or anything else out of green bottles, it always tastes like skunky ass. I pass on green or clear bottles for just about any beer.

timdsmith72 02-27-2006 03:15 PM

I use clear (corona) and green (dos equis) bottles all the time. I just put them in a box and put the box in a closet where no light can get to them. I've had no problems at all. I do have a lot of brown bottles too. I can tell no difference in the taste. So...IMO as long as you keep them away from light, use them!!

Prost! 02-28-2006 01:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowain
All I know is that whenever I drink Heineken or anything else out of green bottles, it always tastes like skunky ass. I pass on green or clear bottles for just about any beer.

Try Beck's or St. Paulie Girl. That's good German beer, not that skunky ass Heineken beer from Holland. It's not the bottle color. After all, Bud comes in dark amber bottles and it's about as nasty as it gets.

homebrewer_99 02-28-2006 01:34 AM

Like Igorstien said...after bottling keep them out tof the light as much as possible and put them in a cardboard box to condition.:D

RichBrewer 02-28-2006 01:45 AM

If what you have is clear and green bottles why not use them? Goes hand in hand with home brewing if you ask me. I bet your home brew will taste mighty fine from a green bottle. You know to keep them out of direct light so go for it!

cowain 02-28-2006 04:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Prost!
Try Beck's or St. Paulie Girl. That's good German beer, not that skunky ass Heineken beer from Holland. It's not the bottle color. After all, Bud comes in dark amber bottles and it's about as nasty as it gets.

Maybe you have better beer stores/demand where you are. Every beer I've ever had out of a green bottle was skunked. All beer here will sit in the cooler at the store for at least a few days under the lights before I can buy it, so by the time I get it, it's skunked.

I wish they'd all just put the crap in brown bottles or ceramic (e.g. Delirium Tremens) would be even better.


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