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Old 01-08-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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Two quick questions...

How do you know when to replace the gasket on the swing top bottles.

What other types of beer come in theses bottles besides grolsh?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:20 AM   #2
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probably when they look like they are starting to dry out/crack...

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:27 AM   #3
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Fischer is a French beer. It comes in swing tops, but I also think they export it in a non swing top. I found one the other night in someones recycling box. I have never tasted it.

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:36 AM   #4
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Fischer is a French beer. It comes in swing tops, but I also think they export it in a non swing top. I found one the other night in someones recycling box. I have never tasted it.

http://www.epinions.com/content_100858171012
True, Fischer is a French beer, but it has a German spelling...it's a pretty tasty brew.

I was in ALA a couple of months ago and saw a brown Fischer bottle at a garage sale and the guy wanted $10.00 for it...it's still sitting there, I'm certain. I told him I should have brought along the 5 I have at home. At that price they're gone... I have a couple of the smaller Fischer flippies too.

Lots of German beers come in flippies, but you have to get them in Germany. I have about 5-6 cases of them...and about 5-6 cases of Grolsch flippies.

I mostly change out the grommets (pronounced "gummies" (GOO-mees) in German) whenever they feel soft when I close the bottle.
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:44 AM   #5
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I found two beers, Schwelmer Alt and Schwelmer Pils, at the Beverages & More in La Jolla, CA. It comes in very nice 500ml brown flip-top bottles. I liked the Alt, but drank lots of the Pils just for the bottles.
They said they get it from a distributor in L.A., so if you live there, you may be able to get it somewhere.

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If I remember my history & geography correctly, the area of France where Fischer is brewed has a strong German influence. According to Fischer's website, they utilize German brewing techniques.

I found Fischer in swingtop bottles in our local wine store. Pretty tasty stuff, IMHO.

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Yeah, it's the fuzzy border between the two that has transferred back and forth over the centuries.

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Salado Creek are some nice flip-tops. I only have one though

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