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Old 02-27-2005, 02:00 AM   #1
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Anyone else have problems with Fat Tire bottles? Just tasted my second batch, and did some experimenting, and the Fat Tire bottles are not done, and all the rest of them are....anyone else have this problem????


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Old 02-27-2005, 02:09 AM   #2
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Hmm strange . . . Did they not carbonate? I don't recal ever having an issue with Fat Tire bottles. What sort of capper are you using? Are you priming the whole batch at once, or adding sugar to individual bottles?

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Old 02-27-2005, 02:16 AM   #3
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We primed the whole batch at once...pretty sure they were "crown caps". We tried a Sam Adams bottle...it worked out fine. We tried a Bass bottle...it worked out fine. And lastly, we tried a generic brown bottle that came with our kit...it worked out fine. The only difference we could see was that the yeast did not stick to the bottom of the Fat Tire bottles like it did with the rest of them.

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Old 02-27-2005, 02:44 AM   #4
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Look at the top of the bottle, there are two lips; the top that the cap goes around and the second below. I had issues with one type of bottle where the 2nd lip was closer to the top than other bottles (compare to your generic browns). The capper couldn't grip quite right to give it a nice seal. Can't remember the orginal beer mfg but I tossed them all in the recycler...

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Old 02-27-2005, 02:44 AM   #5
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I’ll bite. What are fat tire bottles? Still learning all the brewing slang.

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Old 02-27-2005, 05:13 AM   #6
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Fat Tire is the name of a brewery. Never had a Fat Tire beer myself, but I've seen 'em.

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Old 02-27-2005, 02:19 PM   #7
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here is a link.

http://www.newbelgium.com/

i prefer the blue paddle my self.

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Look at the top of the bottle, there are two lips; the top that the cap goes around and the second below. I had issues with one type of bottle where the 2nd lip was closer to the top than other bottles (compare to your generic browns). The capper couldn't grip quite right to give it a nice seal. Can't remember the orginal beer mfg but I tossed them all in the recycler...
I had this problem with guinesss/harp bottles. My red capper would slip right off of them if I wasn't super careful. I try to avoid those bottles now.
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i prefer the blue paddle my self.
Good stuff, indeed. Have you tried the Bier de Mars or what ever they call their Marzen brew? It is a bit amber collored, somewhat cloudy like it could be a Hefe type brew, nicely hoppy. I enjoyed it, definitely better than Fat Tire!
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Old 02-28-2005, 05:51 PM   #10
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Correction: It wasn't Fat Tire bottles...it was Paulaner Oktoberfest bottles. Everyone be careful out there....don't waste your brew

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