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Old 09-10-2005, 05:23 AM   #1
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Hey Y'All,

I was planning on getting ready to bottle tommorrow. Everything is going well and my batch has really cleared nicely.

So today i head out the HBS and pick up a bench capped and some caps. My bottles are cleaned out and just need to be sanitized.

So I decide to come online and check out capping techniques etc. Come to find out that after collecting all of my bottles..........I shouldn't use twist-offs.

Any thoughts, concerns.......??? I tried one just to test and it comes off so easy that i'm afriad I'll lose the whole batch......HELP!!!

Other than buying bottles, which I really feel negative about doing, is there a way to make this work, or am I take my brew out for a death trip.

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Old 09-10-2005, 06:17 AM   #2
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Don't use the twist off bottles! Besides buying empties you could drink alot of pop top beers between now and tomorrow but that may be a bit much... I have read where people have used two liter cola bottles but I would not say this is an ideal answer. The two liter bottles would at least seal up where the twist tops wont. If your in a crunch like it sounds you may be, go buy some cheap drinks in the two liters and try that.

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Old 09-10-2005, 11:24 AM   #3
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Go buy the bottled water that come in the bottles (like soda containers). This way you won't have any off flavors like Pepsi, etc.

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Old 09-10-2005, 02:16 PM   #4
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Visit bars. Ask them to save bottles for you. If your state recycles, you can stop by beer stores and ask very nice for the empties. You could also find a recycling drop off center that has an open back door and go through the bottles there.

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Old 09-10-2005, 07:22 PM   #5
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Igor, I started buying a lot of Sprite in green plastic 1 L bottles when I started brewing. I'm about half and half plastic and glass now. Plastic bottles are pretty cheap anyhow. But the guys are right - just find a supply of bottles at a local bar or something, and you'll be okay. Meanwhile - don't panic ... leave your beer in airlocked secondary until you have bottles.

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There is no further any need to panic..........!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!

I was talking to a buddy of mine earlier today, and he onlyl drinks snap off ginuess (spelling), and he has 6 dozen. I will be picking them up tonight at our weekly poker game. Guess I should of talk to him sooner!! HEHEHEH

I think there is a tablet in the bottle, but I should be able to fish that out!!

Thanks for the tips!!!

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I've NEVER seen a widget in a bottle.

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I think there is a tablet in the bottle, but I should be able to fish that out!!

Thanks for the tips!!!
The widget is easy to get out with the help of needle nose pliers. Nice bottles.
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The widgets are in the Draught Bottles and Cans. Up until a few years ago the only Guinness you could get in a bottle was Guiness Extra Stout, this bottle is larger and does not have widget.

I've used both bottles, but I must say that pulling the widget out of a case of Draught bottles was only made bareble because of the company of a fine homebrew.

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