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Old 09-30-2012, 02:14 AM   #1
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Can anyone help me out in figuring out what brand/type of bottles i can reuse for home brewing?

Or if anyone wants to send me bottles as a welcome to the forum that is cool too lol

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Old 09-30-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
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You can re use any bottle that previously held beer. You will want to aviod twist off tops; pry offs are 100x better. All you have to do is get a good bottle brush, some hot soapy water, and go to town on them. once cleaned out they are just like new glass.

That said, I like bottles with a "lobed" neck, that way they can catch some sediment as I pour it out. Bottles with straight necks will not do much to stop anything from flowing out of the bottle. Sierra Nevada bottles are my fav.

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Old 09-30-2012, 02:54 AM   #3
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Sam Adams are good starter bottles.

I got my first 4 cases of bottles drinking lots of Noble Pils.

Good times.....

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I use grolsche flip top bottles mainly.

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Since I've had to worry about botany I find myself buying bigger bottles of beer... I buy the Sammy smith oatmeal stouts about 5 at a time, which can save a bit of time if you have 10 or more

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Sam Adams are good starter bottles.

I got my first 4 cases of bottles drinking lots of Noble Pils.

Good times.....
I second, I have at least 200 Sam bottles floating around my place. I tend to avoid new Belgium, as they are the only bottles I have broken.
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind...ry_off_bottles
Here is a list
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I love champagne bottles, using bigger bottles its less of a hassle to bottle plus the glass is thick and can held up to 9 volumes of co2 wich is a lot. Not only beer bottles, champagne, cava or any fizzy wine bottle will do it. Another bottles that I love are the short belgians 12oz those have a thick badass glass too.

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I love champagne bottles, using bigger bottles its less of a hassle to bottle plus the glass is thick and can held up to 9 volumes of co2 wich is a lot. Not only beer bottles, champagne, cava or any fizzy wine bottle will do it. Another bottles that I love are the short belgians 12oz those have a thick badass glass too.
What do you use to cap the champagne bottles?
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