Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > why can't we use twist off bottles?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2006, 09:57 PM   #11
Boston
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boston's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cary, NC
Posts: 1,272
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I won't buy commercial beer in a twist bottle. Well, except for Sierra Nevada, which I would buy even if it came in a plastic douche bottle with flowers & rainbows embossed on it.
Jeff

__________________
Boston is offline
popecrisco Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2006, 01:16 AM   #12
sheephrdr
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 95
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

here in Canada it is very hard to find affordable beer with non twist tops, mostly imports are pop tops, I wish I had saved all those smithwicks bottles I drank in the past.

__________________
sheephrdr is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2006, 02:45 AM   #13
Pilsner Pete
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bloomington, IN
Posts: 18
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by deranged_hermit
and got some JWD Amber Lager (twist-off top).
Must be a common disease (or stuff on sale) as I also just bought some JWD... Honey Lager...to have something and for the bottles. Examined the necks as best as you can through the handle openings in the cardboard carrier (people look at you funny if you do this for too long) and they looked like poptops. Anyway, screwoffs.

I'm low on bottles and am bottling this weekend. I did the same tests of recapping and checked them the next day. Everything seemed OK...at least for one day. Unless I come up with more good ones tomorrow, I might end up using 10 screwtops in the batch.

Noticed the Guinness mini-kegs (1.3L) for $19.99 - - tempting use the mini-kegs instead of bottles plus you get the brew (vs buying the $9 empty ones). It came with a handpump too.
__________________
On deck: John Quincy
Primary: Empty
Secondary: Lawnmower Man; Chablis
Bottled: Plain Porter; Cannonball Vanilla Porter
Drinking: German Pilsener; English Ale; Irish Creme Stout; Bitter House Pale Ale, Blonde Pale Ale
Pilsner Pete is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2006, 09:58 AM   #14
Spoonta
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 194
Default

Mate I use **** loades of twist top no wuken fures

__________________
"There is nothing more lonesome than a pub with no beer" (slim dusty)


Primary
blonde ale & Belgium Ale
Secondary #1
Empty
Bottled
Corona & Coopers Ginger beer
Kegged
Kolsh & Hopped Pale Ale
Spoonta is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-04-2006, 01:06 PM   #15
wee stu
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Posts: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spoonta
Mate I use **** loades of twist top no wuken fures
Maybe our Ozzie screw top bottles are made of sterner stuff

Seriously, a decent bench capper, like a super automica, will seal twistie bottles no worries. Hand held cappers are a different story all together.
__________________
wee stu is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 12:14 AM   #16
Drunk Monkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 135
Default

I have successfully capped twist offs with a hand held capper. I haven't done a lot, maybe 20 total, but no problem so far.

__________________
Drunk Monkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 12:39 AM   #17
sudsmonkey
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sudsmonkey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Deepest, darkest Eastern NC
Posts: 1,281
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

[quote=BOSTONBREWIN']I won't buy commercial beer in a twist bottle. Well, except for Sierra Nevada, which I would buy even if it came in a plastic douche bottle with flowers & rainbows embossed on it.
Jeff[/quote

That's a hell of an accolade for Sierra Nevada ! Don't be surprised if their advertising department calls you . I nearly choked when I read that !

__________________

More like a sock monkey, really...

sudsmonkey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 12:53 AM   #18
El Pistolero
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
El Pistolero's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, Baja Oklahoma
Posts: 3,598
Liked 13 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

So I guess now we're gonna have to have a thread on Douche Brew?

__________________

[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

El Pistolero is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-07-2006, 04:34 PM   #19
bitsmith2k
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 11
Likes Given: 2

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou
holy crap....are you "uncapping" by smashing the top of the bottle on a cinderblock?
nope, if we applied any more pressure than it took to break the initial seal, the top would snap off.. that being said they were lucky lager bottles (its the only 24 beer for 24 bucks that doesnt give me the runs)
__________________
bitsmith2k is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
twist top bottles squeekysheep Bottling/Kegging 17 09-23-2012 02:53 AM
Any use for Twist off bottles? BigBeachMuscles Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 03-20-2009 12:29 PM
Reuse Twist off cap bottles rcrabb22 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 06-23-2008 01:07 PM
Twist top bottles? SuperiorBrew Bottling/Kegging 23 11-17-2007 04:55 PM
Twist top bottles vanz72 Bottling/Kegging 22 10-23-2006 02:49 PM