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Old 02-02-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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In my quest to find bottles without threading (non-twist) I have collected a few New Castle clear bottles. I know that they have to be kept out of light, but should I still use them?

Also, just for the record, here are some beers that do not have twist off.

Brooklyn Brewing
Stoudts
Any german wheat beer
red stripe (struggle to drink)
Troegs

Anyone want to contribute to this list?

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Old 02-02-2005, 07:31 PM   #2
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samuel adams
bass ale
guiness (you have to fish the little widget out, but the bottle is sexy)

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Old 02-02-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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I thought Sam Adams had twist. I know Seirra and Red Hook have twist.

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the one's i've recently bought have not been twist offs. but i do recall some that had twist caps a few years back. maybe they switched?

what i do is save the sturdy cardboard boxes that the beer is shipped in, and age the bottles in them, it's just easier to move em around that way. so with the clear bottles, if you bottled and closed em up in the boxes, so the light don't get to em too bad. it might work out for you.

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Are you sure about Sierra Nevada? I though they were not twists. Sam Adams is not, at least what I've gotten lately. Harpoon is not twist.

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Becks are not twist as well.

I've heard it all about brown/green/clear bottles but I'd say go for the clear as long as they're stored in dark and when your ready to drink you put em in the fridge. I'm new so take it for what its worth but they have to be fine, just have to be a bit more careful I assume. Its all glass...

Or wait, is that light really on when you close the fridge?

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Or wait, is that light really on when you close the fridge?
! Yeah, hey, if the commercial breweries get away with clear...
And I had a 4-pack of Samuel Smith's Porter one day...didn't know they were clear until I poured. That's good beer.
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Sierra Nevada is a twist.

Us homebrewers can use clear, because we have so much control over how it's stored. Really, brown doesn't offer all that much protection unfortunately. Bottles are just kind of a drag for shipping beer. But for us, they're great. We can guarantee they are kept in the dark.

I've always thought it bizarre that Sam Smith's is in clear. It's fantastic beer, but 75% of the time I get it, it's skunked and light struck. A real shame.

I've been saying for a long time that microbrews need to revitalize the can as a storage medium. It's not practical for us, but for breweries, it's light, easily recyclable, cheap, and completely lightproof. Imagine Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada in a can. Far out.

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That is far out...I'd love to see that...but you think there's a taste difference? Maybe not.

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Sam Adams isn't twist. Half of my extensive bottle collection is SA bottles!
Also, I can't use Bass bottles. Don't know if its the capper or the bottle but the extra lip below the bottle won't allow a good seal with a cap. Something to watch for when you are bottling and end up not being able to use the Bass bottles. A 2 liter Mountain Dew bottle saved me on the last bottling day....

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