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Old 01-18-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Step-By-Step, How do I go about bottling in 2L soda bottles?

Do I fill them all the way up? Almost all the way?
Do I squeeze the bottle until the beer is at the lip and then cap it?
What exactly will I need to do?

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #2
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1. Make sure the soda bottles are cleaned out well
2. Put the soda bottles in the recycling
3. Get glass bottles.

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:02 AM   #3
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Out of curiosity, why soda bottles? I wouldn't trust the plastic for carbonation. Glass can break from overpressurization from 12oz. 2 liters behind plastic puts the odds of bottle bombs MUCH higher with MUCH more to clean up.

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Soda bottles work perfectly fine. Soda is MUCH more highly carbed than beer, and if the soda lived through it, your beer will too. It's fine, and I've done it myself.

The only "problem" I see with 2L bottles is that when you pour a homebrew, you pour off of the sediment. That works great for 12 ounce bottles, when you pour into the glass. But with a 2L bottle, you'd have to pour in a pitcher and then drink the whole thing, or stir up the sediment each time you lift the bottle.

I'd bottle in 1L (or smaller) soda bottles, just for that reason.

In a soda bottle 1.5" of headspace is fine!

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
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I have not done it but the similar threads section {see below} gives tips.

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i've bottled in re-used 1L soda bottles. there is NO problem with it. it is actually far superior to glass in many respects except that it is somewhat ghetto.

2L is just too big because unless you are sharing, 2L of the same beer is too much at once. It might get flat.

plastic soda bottles can easily take the CO2 pressure. Soda is bottled at 120psi or something close to that. Beer is carbed well much lower than that

just wash and sanitize the bottles as usual.

don't fill up to the level that the manufacturer did for soda. Leave a bit more head space. if bottle carbing, just let them sit with the headspace. if force carbing in the plastic bottle. squeeze the air out and let it sit like that until you force the CO2 in.

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Wow. I stand corrected then. I'd treat them the same as you do bottles. Make sure they are clean and sanitized well. Exposure to light would be my next concern since I'm assuming they are clear. Just be careful with that.

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Wow. I stand corrected then. I'd treat them the same as you do bottles. Make sure they are clean and sanitized well. Exposure to light would be my next concern since I'm assuming they are clear. Just be careful with that.
that is a concern...but i avoided that by keeping my brew in a closet. i'd have done the same if it were amber glass or green/clear plastic.
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I would do the same thing, but you just have to be a little more careful the closet door stays closed and things like that.

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Would a 2 litter Soda bottle be OK to make a starter in?

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