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Old 08-07-2008, 03:04 AM   #1
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Can I use the short Jamaican Red Stripe bottles to condition my homebrew?

I bottled last Sunday and I noticed today, Wednesday, my four short bottles had a slight bulge on the cap.



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Old 08-07-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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Yeah there fine. I use some Franzikaner bottles and they are shorter also. They worked fine.

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Old 08-07-2008, 04:30 AM   #3
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I've used a few Red Stripe bottles myself with no issues. You do have to be a little careful though because the shorter bottle means less volume is taken up by the bottling wand in the bottle, so if you fill to the brim as with other "longnecks", once you pull the wand out, you'll be left with less headspace, which may or may not be a problem.

I've had a few caps "bulge" out on me on regular bottles. I thought they were going to be overcarbed or gushers, but they ended up being fine just like all the other beers of that batch.

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Old 08-07-2008, 04:56 AM   #4
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Your Red Stripe bottles look different than mine, but ya, you can use them.

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I love the Red Stripe bottles for beer. Just a great shape and they are heavier than most 12 oz bottles. They should work with no problem. I have several of them on a couple batches so far. I'm trying to convince my brother to drink more of these so I can have the bottles. Myself I can't stand the beer.

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Reminds me of the beer that my grandpa used to drink. PBR?? They were short and squat too. I've got some Red Stripe bottles that I plan on using soon.

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Reminds me of the beer that my grandpa used to drink. PBR?? They were short and squat too. I've got some Red Stripe bottles that I plan on using soon.
Probably Lucky Lager (RIP)
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I bottle in them!


KUZ I LOVE DA'RASTRIP BIEER mOn

Lots of my caps bulge....especially on my typical over carbed beers!

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I love the Red Stripe bottles for beer. Just a great shape and they are heavier than most 12 oz bottles.
I do like the shape. Very efficient size to stash in places where tapered/tall bottles can't fit.
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Can I use the short Jamaican Red Stripe bottles to condition my homebrew?

I bottled last Sunday and I noticed today, Wednesday, my four short bottles had a slight bulge on the cap.



Thanks!
The Red Stripe bottles are a lot like the Stubbies that all beer in Canada use to come in. I guess there were a lot of bar fights in Canada in the late 40's so the changed from long necks to Stubbies so that you couldn't hold on to the neck and break off the bottom to make a weapon. I guess cooler heads prevailed in the 80's and the Stubblies disappeared. Stubbies are now a collectors item. I have a few that I bottle in. Holding one brings back a lot of memories.

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