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Old 06-12-2014, 04:22 AM   #1
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Default Why are lambic bottles so thick?

Does anyone know why many lambic bottles are so thick? What size caps do the standard ones need (Oude Gueuze, Lindemans, etc.)?

I have a couple and would like to reuse them.


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Old 06-12-2014, 04:26 AM   #2
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I think they take 29mm caps.
You may well find the thickness is required to withstand high levels of carbonation.

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Well...that would make sense, except the ones I've had were not very carbonated at all. The Hanssens Oude Geuze and the Lindeman's Framboise had way less carbonation than the beers I enjoy.

That's why I asked the first question.


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Because they do refermentation in the bottle. Sometimes they've even got a cap and a cork.

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Yes, all of these had a cap and cork. And there was hardly any pressure behind the cork when the bottles were opened.


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It's "CYA" for the bottler, I would imagine, for a worst case scenario.

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Research Armand's thermostat incident at Drei Fonteinen. That will tell you just about all you need to know concerning being extra cautious with lambic fermentations and bottle conditioning.

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