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Old 12-02-2009, 01:27 AM   #101
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How long can you store beer in the PET bottles before it starts oxidizing?



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Old 12-02-2009, 02:20 AM   #102
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How long can you store beer in the PET bottles before it starts oxidizing?
Forever I'd think. They're under positive pressure so air ain't going in.


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Old 12-02-2009, 03:22 AM   #103
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I read that people are adding tablespoons of corn sugar to the TAD bottle. Are you adding it directly? or boiling it with water and then adding.

I just did mine like I would do bottles from my bottling bucket...I'm so psyched to try it.

I wound up using 38mm wine caps instead of the cheap caps that came with the bottles. They have a nice plastic gasket in them and are a bit deeper and seal perfect.
I bought extra caps with all my TAD bottles. But, I'm going to get some wine caps. Did you go with metal or plastic wine caps?
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:03 AM   #104
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Also where would one get these wine caps?

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Old 12-02-2009, 05:11 AM   #105
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Also where would one get these wine caps?
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=5643

Those caps are listed as being the ones to use when priming. I bought enough for all my bottles. Will use them when I bottle in a week.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:55 PM   #106
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I went with the plastic ones from midwest supplies. They work great.

I think the TAD bottles are just PET, so even under pressure, the beer can get oxidized as oxygen will pass into the bottle. Betterbottle fermenters are PET, but they do something special to them so that they don't transfer oxygen like normal PET.

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Old 12-02-2009, 02:22 PM   #107
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http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=5643

Those caps are listed as being the ones to use when priming. I bought enough for all my bottles. Will use them when I bottle in a week.
Those are the ones I ordered and they are indeed black as stated on the MW site. The ones that came on the bottles were also black. I also went back to MW and ordered a 4-pack of TAD bottles and extra caps. These black caps have a white liner but don't really have a gasket in them (I guess the white liner is the gasket).

MW has these wine caps but I can't tell what type of seal is inside:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=4336
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/products/ProdByID.aspx?ProdID=4878

AHB has these which definitely have a different type of seal:
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/product_info.php?cPath=178_356_291_294&products_id =2446
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whoops, I goofed. I got the same caps you have listed from AHB, but I got them at my LHBS instead of Midwest. I ordered the TAD caps from midwest and got the standard ones with the waxy cardboard seal.

All I can tell you is the polyseal caps were in the wine section of the store, but they are the same and work great.

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whoops, I goofed. I got the same caps you have listed from AHB, but I got them at my LHBS instead of Midwest. I ordered the TAD caps from midwest and got the standard ones with the waxy cardboard seal.

All I can tell you is the polyseal caps were in the wine section of the store, but they are the same and work great.
Excellent! Those polyseal caps are the ones I'll get to replace the black ones. Unfortunately, BMW does not have wine supplies. I'll probably order them from AHB.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:53 PM   #110
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I have been using the ones you mentioned from AHB with the "different" seal. I bought them from my LHBS and they have worked out great for me. Much better than the original caps.



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