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Old 10-28-2007, 04:01 AM   #11
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...its sort of like saying a gas grill is overpriced because I could make a steak over a campfire.
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I'll take my racking cane and #2 drilled stopper ($4.00 total) anytime.

This is what my campfire did....40 minutes to bottle a case of beer:
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Obvioulsy, the end result was "okay"...
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No CO2 hookups. No valves. No black or brass buttons...

Filling bottles from a keg is the most fundamental and simple thing there is.

Of course, there are those who would spend mony on battery operated wine bottle openners too..
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:27 PM   #12
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Did you pay for those Coronas, BM?

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:36 PM   #13
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Did you pay for those Coronas, BM?
No way Jose...

Those were local resident beers. I just scavanged the empties...
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Old 10-29-2007, 02:51 PM   #14
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... its sort of like saying a gas grill is overpriced because I could make a steak over a campfire.

Don't even start the wood vs charcoal vs gas is better debate.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:18 AM   #15
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For some reason I overlooked the fact that those big old sierra nevada bottles are twist off(I guess they all actually are) and bottled with several of those a few batches ago. I didnt even realize until I went to wash the bottles that they were twist off. I think that they will work in a pinch for sure, but you have to be really careful handing them because it isnt the most durable seal in the world.
I accidentally used some Sierra Nevada twist-offs and the beer turned out fine. Guess it's not the end of the world if you use twist-offs, but I'd avoid it if ya can.
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Old 10-31-2007, 06:07 PM   #16
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I bought a sixer of Liberty Ale, and a sixer of Anchor Steam....thought I could use the bottles.

Nope.

Oh well, the beer inside was worth it

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Old 10-31-2007, 09:56 PM   #17
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I too have accidentally used twist offs, but I find the main problem is that if you are naturally carbonating, and the pressure gets to high the cap will un-seal. Additionly the necks on the screw tops are a lot thinner than the other bottles and make the bottles more likely to become bottle bombs. If you are using a beer gun, and not naturally carbonating, I wouldn't worry to much, as the pressure won't change as the beer sits in the bottle. I would however not reccomend naturally carbonating in screw tops.

BTW screw top beers have been banned from my house, you may want to implement a similar ban.
But my favorite local micro brewery uses twistys for some reason..... It tastes better at their tap room anyway
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So the problem with twist-off cap bottles is that the glass is thinner?

How is Sam Adam bottles? I've been saving those..
Sams bottles are fine, I've been using them for 5 batches or so now.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:44 AM   #19
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hi,

looking in your gallary at your tap set up and noticed you had a new castle, is ag or kit brew, just wondering. im new to this and didn't know if all the pro's ever messed with kit brew?

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Call me crazy, (and I know you will after the next part,) but I got into this grazy hobby/obsession from a Mr. Beer kit. At the time, all I drank was Miller Lite. So, I had a surplus of bottles. With some foresight, I saved the tops from the next case I drank, sanitized them and hand twisted them back on the bottles. I still have the wicked callous on my right hand to prove it. I guess my point is that after I allowed proper priming time to elapse, my bottles were carbonated. They stayed carbonated and now I am wondering why in the hell can't anyone use thes kind of bottles and caps. Just a thought.

Note: The beers I made at this juncture were not really that good but the thing is that they held the carbonation.

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