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Old 11-14-2007, 03:32 PM   #21
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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..
No reason !

I've got a buddy that does the same thing all the time. With no problems what so ever.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:21 PM   #22
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What about using regular caps on twist off bottles? I have 24 Anchor Steam bottles and I don't want to throw them out...

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Old 11-15-2007, 07:58 PM   #23
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What about using regular caps on twist off bottles? I have 24 Anchor Steam bottles and I don't want to throw them out...
I don't use them myself but most of the posts I've read on this forum state the following.
the tops are weaker and prone to breaking but if you use a bench capper that will make it less likely for them to break and more likely for them to seal.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:55 PM   #24
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I've been dumpster diving behind a local bar for a few weeks - actually they recylce but there are always more in the dumpster - anyway - i have noticed that Sam Smith's bottles are a lot heavier than other bottles - to be treasured for my longer-term brews. I felt sad this morning when I saw the remnants of a broken one. Same for the Julius Echter bottles.

The yuengling bottle twist-offs give me pause because i need some lamer bottles that are easy to get for giving away - and that bar produces about 10 of those every night - I think I'm gonna give that a whirl, but I'l go easy since I don't have a bench-capper yet. Thanks guys

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