Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Bottles for bottling
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-08-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
Brewsinn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 16
Default Bottles for bottling

What kind of bottles are good for bottling?
And are any of these bottles any good?
Thanks =].

__________________
Brewsinn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
LaurieGator
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: , South Carolina
Posts: 340
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 31

Default

I usually use either amber or brown bottles that I get at the local recycling center. I soak them overnight in oxyclean, use the brush, rinse well and bottle the beer.

I have never tried the amber PET bottles. I would not go with any of the clear ones, they will allow the wavelengths of light to get in and skunk your beer. I think these are rated to take the pressure of the CO2 but I have no experience with it.

__________________

Fermenting: Grand Cru, Belgian Dubbel, Nut Brown Ale, Saison Sans Soul

Kegged: Honey Amber Ale, Centennial Blonde Ale,

Gone but not forgotten: Irish Red

LaurieGator is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
Marko73
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Clinton, MA
Posts: 628
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I grab a lot of bottles from friends and family as well as my own leftovers. As long as they are not screw off, you will be good to go.

I bought a case of 22oz bottles from my LHBS and have loved those ever since. Less time bottling, perfect amount of homebrew on a worknight, etc. Small investment that goes a long long way.

__________________

"It is sheer folly to be taken by the hand and led down the path of better brewing by someone who says that they know it all. No, it is your experience that counts most. It is your experience that will always lead you to more questions."

~Charlie Papazian

Marko73 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 03:13 PM   #4
sundaybrewingco
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Croydon, Pennsylvania
Posts: 333
Liked 5 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Yeah, anything non-twist off works well. You could have a microbrew party, tell your friends to bring aomse 6 packs or cases of microbrew, drink like a fish, then keep all the bottles. I've done that and have plenty of bottles now.

__________________
“You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.” -Frank Zappa
sundaybrewingco is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 03:16 PM   #5
hoppheadIPA
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Navarre, Florida
Posts: 192
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I use 12 and 22 oz bottles. I don't collect from friends, buy them, or get them at a recycling place. I think half the fun of collecting bottles is drinking the beer that comes out of them 1st. I use mostly anchor steam, sierra nevada, standard longnecks, and have a case worth of 22's and also have some special belgium bottles. I ussually soak them in soap HOT water for 30 minutes then take the labels off. Any residual glue, I use steel wool to get off. Then I shake soapy water inside of them and rinse. I only use a brush if they're heavely soiled. Then they're ready for sanatization.

__________________
hoppheadIPA is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 03:22 PM   #6
Philsc
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ontario
Posts: 157
Default

What about those glass bottles with with the twist of metal lids that have ice tea in or snapple?

I've been using clear PET bottles. I put them in a cardboard box and hide them away for 3 weeks.

__________________
Philsc is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 04:57 PM   #7
COLObrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Pea Green, Colorado
Posts: 2,938
Liked 58 Times on 51 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

How bout beer bottles? Are they really that hard to find?

__________________
COLObrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 05:11 PM   #8
alexavery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 146
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I'm with hopphead. I use the ones I drank. Now I have a fairly decent supply built up that I can use from batch to batch.

Here's the wiki of bottles with pry tops you can use.

Pry off bottles - Home Brewing Wiki

__________________
alexavery is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 05:11 PM   #9
Hang Glider
Beer Drinker
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Hang Glider's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Augusta, SC
Posts: 3,159
Liked 149 Times on 119 Posts
Likes Given: 102

Default

Not clear. If you use clear, keep them out of the light until the instant you drink...
Light will skunk the hops.
The Iced Tea glass (like snapple) I don't think are rated for pressure...(and they're clear!)

+1 on pry-off BEER bottles! save 'em, buy 'em - whatever!

__________________
Hang Glider is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-08-2009, 06:35 PM   #10
boydak
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Maine
Posts: 296
Default

Why would you want to use the plastic ones again?

__________________
Beer Wench Brewing Co.
boydak 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
bottling in big bottles 400d Bottling/Kegging 3 09-22-2009 12:27 PM
bottling - bottles still wet ipajay Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 06-26-2009 03:54 AM
Bottling - not enough bottles Dominator6 Bottling/Kegging 20 12-14-2007 04:58 PM
Bottling in PET bottles? waskelton4 Bottling/Kegging 9 03-31-2006 04:45 PM
Bottling 22 oz. Bottles Brewsmith Bottling/Kegging 6 08-18-2005 11:50 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS