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Old 05-28-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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here in montreal i am able to get most beers in a 40 oz bottle with a screw on cap, and i was wondering could i reuse those bottles for home brew??



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Old 05-28-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Pretty sure those won't hold much for pressure. The screw on cap doesn't hold much for pressure I don't think once cracked. I would be more inclined to go with 2L pop bottles if you want volume. It's worth a shot though, give it a try, if you end up with flat beer, I imagine the tops are leaky.



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Old 05-28-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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i want the volume, but i definatly dont want the plastic bottles, theres just something about beer in plastic bottles that doesnt work for me..

i just came into a place today where i can get 450 ml swing top bottles for less than a buck each, so im gonna get some of those

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you could put water in one of thoes and cap it to see if it leaks.

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you could put water in one of thoes and cap it to see if it leaks.
Naw, you need it under pressure. Maybe put a VERY SMALL amount of vinegar and baking soda in it and hold it under water and see if the cap leaks.

@OP - I have like 300 grolsch bottles. I actually just went to all the bottle depots in my area, they sold them to me for the deposit (15 cents at some places and 30 cents at others). Give the 40oz a try, it might work well.
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I've used cobra 40oz bottles and they work fine. Did the same bottle with 2 batches. Carbs same as the 12oz bottles. Works fine, never had a problem.

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Old 05-29-2010, 12:38 AM   #7
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Sure, it would probably work but you will need to save the original cap and re-use it. To get it back on tight, use a rubber jar lid remover pad thingy.

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I've heard that plastic bottles allow oxidation of the beer over time...anyone encountered this? I'm about to bottle my first batch of beer and I was wondering about investing in cheapo plastic bottles from my home brew store or getting the swing cap glass bottles ($40.00 for 12X500mL!!!). Also, can anyone thing of a chain or big box store that sells cheap swing tops?

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If you want big bottles, get the mexican beers in 1qt size brown bottles. I have a whole bunch of these that originally held Carta Blanca. I believe Tecate sells them as well. They use regular caps, and a few go a loooong way with these bad boys.

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...i am able to get most beers in a 40 oz bottle...
I just can't help picturing DFH 90 Minute IPA in a 40. Actually come to think of it, that would be awesome.


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