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Old 04-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Green Bottles. Pros and cons

Just wondering why it doesn't seem like anybody uses green bottles. A lot of my favorite imports come in green bottles and I have tons of them. I know the UV thing, but if I'm going from storage cabinet->fridge->belly, this shouldn't be a problem right?

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Old 04-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #2
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I use Grolsch bottles for all my session beers. A case (12) of 16 oz. swing tops at the LBHS or online costs about 30 bucks. I can get 12 15.2 oz swing top Grolsch bottles for about 27, plus they come filled with a serviceable premium lager. Plus, the silicone gaskets on the Grolsch bottles last WAY longer than rubber gaskets if cleaned and maintained.

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Old 04-30-2010, 04:05 PM   #3
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I use Grolsch bottles for all my session beers. A case (12) of 16 oz. swing tops at the LBHS or online costs about 30 bucks. I can get 12 15.2 oz swing top Grolsch bottles for about 27, plus they come filled with a serviceable premium lager. Plus, the silicone gaskets on the Grolsch bottles last WAY longer than rubber gaskets if cleaned and maintained.
Yeah the price on beer bottles is ridiculous. I've been going this route as well lately.
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I have plenty of empty green bottles, mostly regular capped ones. Just wondering if anyone has had any issues with using green glass?

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i have never had a homebrew get skunked and i love the grolsch swingtops. they're pretty much always in rotation, hence, in a cool dark place. keep em out of the sun and i highly doubt that you'll have a problem using green glass.

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Old 04-30-2010, 04:18 PM   #6
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Awesome. Because I much prefer buying bottles when they have beer in them. Thanks guys.

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I think the brown bottles are a little more worry free and a bit better, all because of the UV thing, but I don't have anything against the greens. Just personal taste and minimizing risks.

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I think the only real 'pro' you're going to find for green bottles is the fact that you have them. However, if you don't store your beer in a room with windows that let in sunlight or under constant UV light, there's no real 'con' either. I would guess that the main reason most people don't use green bottles is because they have enough brown bottles that they don't have to. I personally only have two green bottles and only use them if I don't have anything else left, but when I have to use them I don't hesitate to do so.

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Con: dark beer in green bottles looks (IMO) ridiculous.

I have a large number of Grolsch bottles in rotation, but endeavour to only keep light coloured beer in them.

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As far as I know it's just the UV issue. But stay away from twist off bottles.

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