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Old 09-02-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Grolsch Bottles: Just as good as caps?

I want to use Grolsch bottles so I'm not throwing caps out for them to sit an a landfill until the sun goes supernova.

Will the rubber grommet keep beers as fresh as a pressed cap?

How often does one have to replace said rubber grommet?

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Old 09-02-2008, 06:46 PM   #2
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you need to replace the grommets every few brews. I use brown, flip-top bottles, and replace the gaskets every ~6 bottling.

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May I ask where you get the brown version, I was worried about solar radiation getting to the beer if I use the green grolsch bottles.

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The green bottles will be fine - just store them in a box.

That being said, Grolsch Amber, Fischer, and some German beers come in brown flip-top bottles. You can buy them from EZ-Cap among others. Check craigslist or eBay as well.

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I get my brown flip tops from MoreBeer

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Box may work but storing them in a black hole would work better...

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My LHBS sells 16oz brown flip tops.

Picked up 16 for 22.50. They are usually 30 but they had a sale.

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