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Old 03-22-2006, 05:19 AM   #1
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Default Flip top bottles-can you reseal?

I couldn't really figure out how to title this thread, but if you have flip-top bottles, Grolsch style, and you open a beer, but then recap it, how long will it stay good? My instinct says not long, but I can't think why not.

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I should think it will last just fine, maybe loss a little CO2, but not much else. The CO2 that comes out when you open it will purge the head space of air and infection shouldn't be any real trick unless you are drooling in it.

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Yeah we use fliptops for ciders and recapping will still keep them good and gassy for a day or two!

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Before my first kegging attempt last night, I primarily used the flip-top bottles. I found that unless you're going to polish the remaining beer in the next 24 hours, you might as well enjoy the entire bottle at once. You lose carbonation very quickly in my experience. Of course, that all has to do with exactly how much beer you have remaining in the bottle, etc. Since the grolsch style holds approx 3 beers, I usually give the lil' lady a glass and I enjoy 2. Problem solved.

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...the grolsch style holds approx 3 beers, I usually give the lil' lady a glass and I enjoy 2...
What do you drink out of where a grolsch is 3 beers? A sampler? I live in a 1/2 liter world!
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Default Flip top bottles-can you reseal?

Ditto,the Grolsch bottles I have are 16 oz and IMHO that is one beer.
As a matter of fact I want to know who ever started this 12 oz thing? I really believe a beer should be a pint.

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Never tried it but I would think the beer would go flat fairly quick.

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Just finished a liter flipper. that is about 3 beers. I prefer to polish it off when I open it, but I have saved some for the next day. If there is more than 1/2 left, it isn't bad. Less than 1/2, better to just polish it off.

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What do you drink out of where a grolsch is 3 beers? A sampler? I live in a 1/2 liter world!
That is an excellent point. My grolsch bottles are liter bottles and given my drothers would usually consist of one continuous "glass" of beer. However, as I said, the wife enjoys a portion as well. That's not all bad, though as it eliminates any complaints when I put aside time to brew the next batch.
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Your Grolsch bottles are 1 liter? I don't think so...it takes more than one to fill my 1 liter fest mugs...

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