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Old 11-13-2009, 01:02 PM   #1
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Anybody try bottling in mason jars? Bad idea?

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:04 PM   #2
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As long as you have the little rubber gasket it should be fine.

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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Jars are made hold vacuum, not sure how they handle pressure.

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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Jars are made hold vacuum, not sure how they handle pressure.
Can't you turn the lid upside-down?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:27 PM   #5
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Can't you turn the lid upside-down?
Lids only have a gasket on one side, and vacuum is what seals the jars. This question arises at least once a week or so here.

Also, vacuum is what seals the jars, I suppose you could jerry rig a way to use them, but why?
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Old 11-13-2009, 01:29 PM   #6
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I just realized the ones with the loose gaskets had the latch way back in the day. Now those would be sweet.

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Old 11-13-2009, 01:35 PM   #7
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I bought some jars to seal hops, and as I recall they werent that cheap, not compared to buying regular bottles.

Also, bottles are brown, jars are clear, there is a reason they are brown.

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Old 11-13-2009, 02:25 PM   #8
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If you scroll down to the bottom there is a similar posts list that should provide more information. Short answer is no, they won't work. As Pol said, they are designed to hold vacuum, not pressure. The screw tops are only designed to retain the lid until vacuum is established.

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I've used apple sauce jars when I just had more beer than bottles. They work, although I am not sure I'd keep using them if I had the bottles to do it...

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Old 11-13-2009, 03:06 PM   #10
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I bought some jars to seal hops, and as I recall they werent that cheap, not compared to buying regular bottles.

Also, bottles are brown, jars are clear, there is a reason they are brown.
I thought bottles were brown due to the affect light has on hops, but you put the hops in the jars? Are the hops in the bags?
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