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Old 10-30-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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I use to brew a couple years ago, and I can't wait to get back into it. The one thing that I want to do different is bottling in 12oz. bottles. Is there anything else bigger that I can bottle condition in? Just so I don't have to clean so many bottles!

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Old 10-30-2013, 12:55 AM   #2
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Good question. Will a growler do?

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Old 10-30-2013, 12:58 AM   #3
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You should be able to get stuff like PET bottles which can range from 700ml to 1 litre. Another nice thing about those is they have a screw on cap and are plastic so its also a good bottle to check carbonation progress

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Yeah, a Keg. Bazinga!

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22oz bottles?

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Are plastic caps strong enough to withstand bottle conditioning?

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If you are willing to spend a bit more get some EZ-Cap (swing top) bottles. They come in 12oz, 16oz and 32oz sizes. They are quite nice.

There are 22oz bottles available on Amazon and likely from your LHBS too.

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I bottle almost exclusively in 22 and 24 oz bombers. Roughly half the work of 12ozers, but without the problems of trying to kill a growler all at once. I sometimes do use a growler if I plan to take the beer to a party or something; I use the plastic caps and have no problems with staying fresh and carbed.
I will also keep a couple 12oxers around to use for testers and if I have extra that isn't enough for a full bomber.

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Plastic caps should be fine. A lot of kits come with the plastic PET bottles with plastic screw caps. The swing top bottles are a good idea too. No chance of losing your caps and looks cool too!

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Can you condition in the 32oz growlers that have the grolsch style plug caps? I saved like 4 of those from my local brewery...

Also I'm keeping an eye out for those Tecate 32 oz bottles with the pop off standard caps - i think those would work too?

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