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triskelion 02-02-2013 05:39 PM

Bottles
 
I need some advice on bottles, what's ok and what's not? I have some coopers bottles but I would like to have more than one batch at a time so I need some more. I tried screw top wine bottles before but I don't think they have a good seal as the beer was flat. I was looking at flip top grolsch bottles but it would be a bit of an investment to get enough for a 5 gallon batch.

beergolf 02-02-2013 05:48 PM

Any beer bottles that are not twist off will work just fine.

Do not use wine bottles because they are not designed to hold pressure like a beer bottle. You are actually lucky that the beer you put in them was flat, because if it would have fully carbed up, you might have had bottle bombs.

Ask your friends to save bottles for you and before you know it you will have plenty.

Thakaz 02-02-2013 05:54 PM

Get as many bombers (22oz) as you can; bottling 48 - 12oz bottles is just a pain in the ass. Collecting bottles is a fun process; it gives you the opportunity to try a bunch of new beers. I wouldn't go the flip top route, but that's just me. I would loose at least 1 flip top per batch.

unionrdr 02-02-2013 06:13 PM

My son helped save bottles & craft 12 pack boxes with me. I then started saving Leinenkugel 12 pack boxes,as they have seperators & tabbed double top flaps to keep the top closed. Then I found a few case boxes,a Leinenkugel one filled with 6'r carriers,& & &...it never stops...Stop the machine...machinemachinemachine...errrooor eeeerrrrooooorrrr.....:drunk:

triskelion 02-02-2013 06:16 PM

what kind of capper works best, if i'm going that route?

bizarrojosh 02-02-2013 06:19 PM

Yeah 22oz bottles are nice especially if you are aging beer or for gifts. Just buy a few beers here and there and you'll get enough with time

crharner 02-02-2013 06:19 PM

I have local restaurants save their bottles for me Abdul them de-label, clean and sanitize. I brewed for my son sons wedding and was able to get over 600 bottles from restaurants in a month.

bizarrojosh 02-02-2013 06:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by triskelion (Post 4856919)
what kind of capper works best, if i'm going that route?

Molly cappers are cheap yet effective.

unionrdr 02-02-2013 06:19 PM

They say the bench cappers work better than the wing type like I've been using. The bench model is claimed by some to be successful at caping twist top bottles. Idk about that one myself...

NivekD 02-02-2013 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thakaz (Post 4856863)
I wouldn't go the flip top route, but that's just me. I would loose at least 1 flip top per batch.

Why?


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