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Old 03-07-2006, 10:17 PM   #21
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Old 03-07-2006, 10:36 PM   #22
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I'm completely aware of the green bottle thing, and I am going to store them in a dark place. ...I did mention that the heineken bottles were free, and I have used up my 2 cases of the good brown bottles I have purchased. I will gladly take a donation of bottles if you would like to send them to me.

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Old 03-08-2006, 04:21 AM   #23
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I was gonna let him slide on the green bottles so I could jump down his throat later for using corn sugar.

Besides, it's really a sin to be using twelve oz bottles anyway, so what difference does it make if they're green.

Whats wrong with using 12oz bottles? I use them all the time. What size do other people use, 40's?
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:25 AM   #24
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Whats wrong with using 12oz bottles? I use them all the time. What size do other people use, 40's?
The gods intended that beer be served in pints...anything else is heresy.
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One thing you might want to be concerned about......I tried to bottle using Heineken bottles, and they wouldn't take a cap.

I don't know if it was due to my capper, or what, but you might want to test cap a couple before putting any work into removing the labels.

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European bottles have a different mouth size than North American ones, thus the capping problem. I tossed a nice bunch of brown German bottles into the recycle bin (I forget what beer) for that reason. But you can buy caps (and I suppose a capper) to compensate.

Note that Harp and Guinness are bottled in Canada, so those bottles work with standard North American caps.

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Old 03-08-2006, 03:56 PM   #27
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European bottles have a different mouth size than North American ones, thus the capping problem. I tossed a nice bunch of brown German bottles into the recycle bin (I forget what beer) for that reason. But you can buy caps (and I suppose a capper) to compensate.

Note that Harp and Guinness are bottled in Canada, so those bottles work with standard North American caps.
I think HB99 said that you can take your butterfly capper, pull out the metal plates that do the crimping with pliers, rotate them 180° and re-instert them. They have semi-circle notches cut out of both sides. One side is for american bottles, and the other side is for UK bottles. The same caps will work for american and UK bottles, they just need crimped differently.

At least, this is what I THINK I recall him (or someone else) saying. Never actually verified it myself, but take a look at your capper and see if it's true.

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See posts here about capping Heinies

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=2122

Some genius also tells us how to swap the plates on a butterfly capper

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