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Old 08-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #11
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Avoid Anchor Steam bottles. They are cool looking short bottles and pry off but the neck ring is higher I can't get a cap on with my bench capper.

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Old 08-20-2012, 01:02 PM   #12
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I held a bottle up to the light, and pointed to it, I don’t remember why. When I touched the cap with my fingernail it flew off.
Sounds like a neat party trick.

You don't necessarily need to avoid clear and green bottles, but they need to be kept away from the light to prevent skunking beer within them.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #13
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Default What is a bomber bottle

Sorry for my ignorance. What is a bomber bottle?

I have a family Mexican restaurant I visit quite regularly. The only non screw tops they sell are corona, dos Equis, and carta Blanca. The plan is to get as many of theses as I need until I build up my inventory of Sam Adams type.

My hope is my wife will get so tired of me bottling in her kitchen that she lets me buy kegging equipment.

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Old 08-20-2012, 02:26 PM   #14
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Smithwicks are great. Nice and thick and really dark.

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Old 08-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #15
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Sorry for my ignorance. What is a bomber bottle?

I have a family Mexican restaurant I visit quite regularly. The only non screw tops they sell are corona...
Bombers are 22oz bottles, and are nice because they mean less bottles to fill. They do take a bit longer to carbonate in my experience, and you are in for 22oz of beer when you crack one open...

I've had good luck with corona bottles, actually. You just have to keep them dark so they don't get skunky. In a closed cardboard box would probably be ok!
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:47 PM   #16
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I use a lot of Dos Equis Amber bottles. They are a bit finicky sometimes but the work fine.

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:53 PM   #17
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I stay away from Dos Equis bottles. I CANNOT get the labels off using the tried and true Oxiclean soak. Bithead, do you have a method to easily remove labels for these?

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Old 08-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #18
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Yea, they are a PITA to get off. I soak in Oxy for 24 hours, peel off whatever I can get off, put bottle back in the oxy for another hour or so then scrub the paper and glue with a green scrubbie. Takes some dedication but they are cheap and not too bad for a commercial brew.

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:08 PM   #19
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I use only the 22oz bottles, I figure I'm going to drink more than 1 8oz to 12oz glass at a time anyway.
I like to use the Oxyclean soak and then remove what I can after 24hrs. soak again for a little while and use an old battery powered multi-directional toothbrush to finish the scrub and clean.

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:05 PM   #20
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I use Sam Adams and New Belgium. I've only had 1 bottle break (out of 100 bottled) and that was a Sam Adams!

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