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Old 09-07-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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I just got done bottling my IPA in mason jars. Forced carbonated them with my buddy's legging system. Tests amazing, hopefully it won't get mixed up with moonshine apple pie. Anyone else try to bottle with mason jars?

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Nope, not yet.
The amount of head space and the large surface exposed to air maybe a bit of an issue.

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Nope, not yet.
The amount of head space and the large surface exposed to air maybe a bit of an issue.


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I'd say it turned out pretty good
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Are mason jars designed to withstand positive pressure inside? I thought canning jars hold a vacuum.

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The caps did pop a little, but it's maintaining the pressure well so far. Granted this is a first trial, and honestly a last because of the space it takes up. Plus I like to hand out beers to people to taste and a mason jar is a little obvious

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Ill advised. Though it may work on occasion, it's bound to fail. Use bottles designed to hold pressure.

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I just got done bottling my IPA in mason jars. Forced carbonated them with my buddy's legging system.
What the heck's a "legging system"?


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Ill advised. Though it may work on occasion, it's bound to fail. Use bottles designed to hold pressure.
Agreed.
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Nope, not yet.
The amount of head space and the large surface exposed to air maybe a bit of an issue.
No, not an issue at all. Because...............

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Are mason jars designed to withstand positive pressure inside? I thought canning jars hold a vacuum.
Yep. Canning jars hold a vacuum, but not pressure. The lids won't seal so the beer will be flat, if you're lucky. If you're unlucky, the lids will seal and the jars will explode.

Either way, it's a bad idea and either flat beer or glass bombs will occur. Maybe both, depending on how the jars are sealed (ie the lids).

I'd get them out of the jars immediately before anybody gets hurt.
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So for safety's sake, what are my options to save the beer?

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So for safety's sake, what are my options to save the beer?
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