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Old 01-05-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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Default Favorite way to bottle....

Are you a fan of the good old 12oz curls or something else, and why?

And I know some will say kegs but were talkin bottles here! See=>

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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So far all I've done is 12oz bottles, but I'm building up a collection of 500mL and 750mL bottles. Once I have enough, I'll do some batches with those.

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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When I bottle I use one PET bottle to feel test for carbonation, then 6 12oz for taste testing then the majority 500ml and a few 750ml an 1000ml for when I'm thirsty.

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When I bottle, I personally like the 12oz bottles but I hate the effort. If I bottle all in 22oz types I drink the batch down too fast. A combo of sizes is nice to have.

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Old 01-05-2007, 04:44 PM   #5
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When I bottle, I personally like the 12oz bottles but I hate the effort. If I bottle all in 22oz types I drink the batch down too fast. A combo of sizes is nice to have.
And thats a problem because??
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Old 01-05-2007, 05:07 PM   #6
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Swing-tops are the best, although they are pricey if you have to buy them. Otherwise, a combo of 22oz bombers and regular 12oz bottles is nice. If it's something really big, or something that I know SWMBO won't drink, I try to stick to 12oz bottles.

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Old 01-05-2007, 05:08 PM   #7
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I go for half 12oz glass and half 16oz PET.

12oz Glass is for when I want to drink a variety in one night or give a friend a mixed 6er to go.

16oz is when I'm sticking to one kind all night, shipping to a friend (no breaky), or if I'm sampling with someone, ie 8oz in each glass.

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Swing-tops are the best, although they are pricey if you have to buy them. Otherwise, a combo of 22oz bombers and regular 12oz bottles is nice. If it's something really big, or something that I know SWMBO won't drink, I try to stick to 12oz bottles.
Oh yea, I like using flippies too. I don't have that many though and they're usually filled with various strains of yeast slurry. They work great for saving yeast.
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I bought about 5 cases of Grolsch bottles ( I love them!), which are 16 ounce. I use those mostly (I happen to think 16 ounces is about perfect for a beer and I like the swing caps), but I also use some 12 ounce bottles for swapping/sharing and a few 22 ouncers. My math skills suck, so sometimes I sanitize way too many bottles, or too few, but I like having different sizes available.

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Old 01-05-2007, 05:50 PM   #10
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Let's see...I have over 30 cases of 0,5 liter bottles (about 1/2 are flippies), 20 plus mini-kegs and 25 cornies...

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