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Old 02-03-2013, 01:46 PM   #31
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We are actually having a family vacation in Kill Devil Hills sometime mid July! So might see ya around! Haha that's a decent amount of time to age something of that caliber lol

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:20 PM   #32
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I have been saving flip-top bottles for months. I have 13 of them, and each holds just over a pint, so I should get about half the batch in them.
Though easy, its advised to NOT carb your beer in swing top bottles. They are not meant for the pressures of carbonating beer, only carbonated beer.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:25 PM   #33
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I have done 10 or so batches with 1liter swing tops and bottle carbed and they always tuned out great! I got first place with an oatmeal stout in a swing top lol

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Old 02-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #34
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Though easy, its advised to NOT carb your beer in swing top bottles. They are not meant for the pressures of carbonating beer, only carbonated beer.
I've never heard that before. How would it be any different than bottles with caps? And swing top bottles usually have thicker glass so I would think they could handle higher pressure than regular bottles.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #35
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Agree, that may be the case with some swing top growlers. But Grolsh bottles for example have thick glass and have been prized by homebrewers for years.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #36
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The bottles I have were from Trader Joes, this is it exactly:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/chea...ottles-380522/

I too hadn't heard that swing-tops aren't good for bottle conditioning...It will only be about half the beer in swing-tops, the rest will be regular bottles. I guess I can put them in a tupperware bin when bottle conditioning just-in-case, but I really was hoping to use these.

Has anyone used these specific bottles from Trader Joes successfully?

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #37
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The bottles I have were from Trader Joes, this is it exactly:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/chea...ottles-380522/

I too hadn't heard that swing-tops aren't good for bottle conditioning...It will only be about half the beer in swing-tops, the rest will be regular bottles. I guess I can put them in a tupperware bin when bottle conditioning just-in-case, but I really was hoping to use these.

Has anyone used these specific bottles from Trader Joes successfully?
Swmbo works at trader joes. they have an italian red ale in a swing top for $3. I use a lot of these for bottling carbed beer and kombucha.
I would be very very cautious about using the tjs swing tops for carbonating, for they have been thinning the glass wine bottles just to keep the charles shaw wine at $3- no joke! Got to cut costs somewhere!
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OMG thats awesome hope it ferments under 20

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If it is too sweet try oak aging. The wood should add some tannins and a drying mouthfeel. Usually work best in sweet beers anyways.

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I made a barleywine with S-05. I made my own clone of Bigfoot by Sierra Nevada. It was supposed to ferment down to around 10%ish. It went further and took it to 11.4%. I wouldnt worry about the yeast not being able to handle it. Just a matter of how much good yeast is in there. I pitched 5 packs of the stuff and it did well.

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