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Old 12-01-2010, 05:14 PM   #11
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I use flip-tops because they have so much more style. The one downside though is that you can't paste a label onto a Grolsch bottle due to the raised design.
LOL… Sorry, that made me laugh.

I want people to have all their enjoyment from MY brew not the bottle.

Ok, I did do a few wheat brews in flip tops for the wife. She pours small amounts and keeping them carbed is important.
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Old 12-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #12
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Not to side track by there is an IKEA close to me that sells clear flip tops for cheap, I know they will skunk beer but if I immediately put them in the closet with no light three or so weeks and then put them in the fridge and drink them will it have a chance to skunk?

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Old 12-01-2010, 05:20 PM   #13
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I've used all kinds, swing top grolsch, 12 oz capped, 22 oz capped.

I prefer the 22 oz capped though, they take up less space, per batch. I dont mind capping though, but I have a bench mounted capper that is awesome.

Only thing I don't like about the swing tops, sometimes you miss a rubber seal that may have a crack and the bottle doesn't seal and you get an un carbed beer. Never had that issue with a capped beer.

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Old 12-01-2010, 05:43 PM   #14
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I make large batches. I have 4 cases of brown flip tops. I make one case with crowns and if anything is given away to friends it goes from the crown caps as I don't mind if I don't get them back as I have literally hundreds of bottles, the rest is in flip tops or kegs. I find the ease of bottling with flip tops is just so much easier and faster.

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:35 PM   #15
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There was a post a while ago about these IKEA bottles. They are for decoration only and can't hold up to the pressure of carbonation and can explode!

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:42 PM   #16
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I use both. I was lucky enough to get 60 of the flip tops for free tho

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