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Old 09-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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Okay so I have alot of empty wine bottles and their corks laying around (im not a slob lol, i do alot of oil painting so I need things for still lifes)

After cleaning and sanitizing, can i prime and condition beer in a wine bottle and just pop a cork in there?

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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That would be an explosive situation. Corks nor wine bottles are made for the pressure of carbing beer.

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ok, thank you for the heads up

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I've heard that you can use some champagne bottles because they have the "lip" that you can crimp the caps on to. Anyone else ever done this?

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General rule of thumb is that if it previously held a carbonated beverage and you can cap it properly, it will work for beer.

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You should try your hand at making wine, you can use those bottles for aging it. Lots of fun and you can make some pretty good stuff.
I just made my first cabernet kit. It makes 6 gallons or about 30 bottles. The kit was $110 and comes with everything you need minus the corks and corking device.

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