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Old 01-09-2013, 08:21 PM   #21
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http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/ceramic-beer-bottles.html

Here is another supplier.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:31 PM   #22
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I believe that is the same supplier I ran into before and have been unable to reach. My guess is they are the actual manufacturer and the goup out of Canada is purchasing from them. I can speak a little Chinese, but do not read or write. It seems they have no one who speaks English. I have resources that do though. I may just have to spend another bottle of mead...

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:05 PM   #23
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United Bottles does not make bottles, they are just a broker. Well that is to the best of my knowledge. They have their emblem on the new "vinnie" bottles but that just means that was part of the design mold. I don't know what bottle plant actually makes the Vinnie bottles. I do recall them saying that they are made on the continent of North America. My guess is St. Gobain is the real manufacturer but they have like 10 plant locations in the US.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:41 PM   #24
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I'm looking to use them for mead and such. So they need to hold up for several years. I don't think the gaskets will do that.
I agree, but these bottles are also cappable.
There are those who disagree with us though.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:57 PM   #25
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I agree, but these bottles are also cappable.
There are those who disagree with us though.
My concern is the gaskets. I know they will eventually dry out. I could be keeping some of these around for more than a few years, so I need something that's not going to have any issues. I know I can use corks this way.
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How long is a while? I have a Brett old ale in old grolsch fliptops and its been over 2years now. Still perfectly carbed. Now these do have a quality ceramic top not plastic like modern fliptops. Either way you can still cap, but I do get your desire for the corked bottles.

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How long is a while? I have a Brett old ale in old grolsch fliptops and its been over 2years now. Still perfectly carbed. Now these do have a quality ceramic top not plastic like modern fliptops. Either way you can still cap, but I do get your desire for the corked bottles.
I could be looking at 10+ years in bottle. Most likely these would be used for bigger batches of mead (over 18%) that will really benefit from even more time aging. I have a couple of batches that are either already started or planned to be started in the next few weeks that will be opened when the country is back on track. So, that could be many years from now.
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I could be looking at 10+ years in bottle. Most likely these would be used for bigger batches of mead (over 18%) that will really benefit from even more time aging. I have a couple of batches that are either already started or planned to be started in the next few weeks that will be opened when the country is back on track. So, that could be many years from now.
This belongs on the, "You know your a homebrewer when", thread. I thought having home remodeling plans going out 7 years was excessive....
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I could be looking at 10+ years in bottle. Most likely these would be used for bigger batches of mead (over 18%) that will really benefit from even more time aging. I have a couple of batches that are either already started or planned to be started in the next few weeks that will be opened when the country is back on track. So, that could be many years from now.
Agreed currently drinking my last bottle of clover honey mead I made in Wisconsin a couple of years before moving to Florida. It's over 20 and sips like a fine cognac. Mead and aging go hand in hand. I prefer the cork, tipped to keep it wet and waxed for long term. Go to Golddie
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I know of people in a ceramics lab that I attend who make tall skinny ceramic bottles with a grolsch style cap on them. They turn out really cool!

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