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Old 04-19-2010, 09:05 PM   #11
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The Abita bottles make me nervous, the feel awfully light, and the neck ring seems really close to the top. Anyone have experience with them?

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Old 04-19-2010, 09:27 PM   #12
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Don't think you'll have to worry much anymore, pretty sure the new Anchor bottles are twist offs, at least the Foghorn ones are.
They experimented with twist-offs briefly in 2005, but they went back to:



pretty quickly.

I don't know if the twist-offs ever made it to the east coast--I drink Anchor Steam a lot and never saw a twist-off bottle. I hope they're not switching again.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:30 PM   #13
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They experimented with twist-offs briefly in 2005, but they went back to:



pretty quickly.

I don't know if the twist-offs ever made it to the east coast--I drink Anchor Steam a lot and never saw a twist-off bottle. I hope they're not switching again.
So I just cracked open an Old Foghorn(in the name of science), and funny thing, there are threads on the bottle but it's not a twist off cap. Needless to say I tried to cap it with my Brev capper and it didn't take. Maybe they had a few of those bottles left over from 2005...
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:28 AM   #14
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I've bottled tons of Anchor bottles with no problem. All I've ever used was anchor and sierra nevada bottles.

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:20 AM   #15
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Never had any problem with anchor bottles, but dos equis always gives me crap. Well, and the craps. Now that I think about it.

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:53 AM   #16
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I've lost about 6 beers total to anchor bottles. I've used many more. Mine just shear at the top, so it's not a huge mess. It just makes me sad. I avoid them now, just to be safe.

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:05 AM   #17
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Yeah. I have a butterfly capper and the anchor at the south end is thinner than the necks of the Anchor Steam bottles. It didn't take a geometry major to figure out why they broke. If I wasn't planning on moving onto kegging soon I'd think about getting a bench capper, but it seems like a waste when I won't be using bottles for much in the future.

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:34 PM   #18
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Sierra and Anchor are my two favorite bottles to use. Like others, never had any issue with a wing capper. Maybe you guys are just to strong for your own good!

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Old 04-20-2010, 03:47 PM   #19
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That happened to me too. I broke the first and only Anchor Steam bottle I've tried to use. Live and learn I guess!

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Old 04-20-2010, 04:38 PM   #20
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I got a 5 gal batch worth of Bundaberg bottles (similar to red stripe, short and stubby) when I won a batch of homebrew in a silent auction. First time I reused them I went through about 6 caps before figuring out how to use my hand capper on them. I still use them, but avoid it if possible. Takes a lot longer and you have to go much slower than normal necked bottles.

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