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Old 08-05-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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I have recently received a a large amount of green Grolsch swing top bottles. I know that skunkiness is a concern with the green bottles vs brown. I have painted one just to see what it would look like. I have painted it black just up to the neck right under where the swing brace would sit once closed.

Is there any reason I should not paint these bottles vs just selling them off and buying brown ez-cap with the funds? Please help before I paint all of these bottles if its not really going to help.

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Just keep them out of direct sunlight and they should be fine.

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Old 08-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #3
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If the paint sticks well, then I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Just spitballing- you could bring the bottles to a local painting class and have them use them as art projects(as long as they give them back). Could get some interesting designs.

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Store them in a cardboard box. Painting won't HURT anything, but it's not really necessary. (yes, I get the green vs. brown light issue) Just don't leave them sitting out in the open for too long and you'll be fine.

Having said that, this could be a cool project for an artistic type... custom painted bottles could be really neat. When my daughter is old enough, I might have her help daddy with his beer by painting bottles. Very cool.

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Old 08-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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I use green and clear bottles all the time and haven't had any issues, I keep them stored in a cabinet or in my beer fridge. These days I actually prefer the clear bottles.

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If you store them in the dark, skunking isn't a problem. I have a dozen clear ones that I use regularly without problem.

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I use green and clear bottles all the time and haven't had any issues, I keep them stored in a cabinet or in my beer fridge. These days I actually prefer the clear bottles.
I like seeing my beer in the bottle I have more clear than brown, I also don't let them age or just sit around on a picnic table in the middle of a field to get blasted by sunlight...

Green bottles rock, only my Belgians touch green, helps keep me organized.
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Just keep them out of direct sunlight and they should be fine.
Yes, I agree. I have a ton of green grolsch bottles. I keep the beer in boxes, out of the light, and it works great for me.

If you can't store them in a dark place, or in a box, or in the fridge, then painting might work but I'd rather just put them in a box.
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Will the paint stand up to multiple washings? Do you wash your bottles in a dishwasher ( which might be a rougher wash ... And not like eating paint chips.)

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Default Awesome responses! Thanks!

I do have a very dark closet for them to stay in and my beer mini fridge is light free. Thank the Flying Spaghetti monster I do not have to paint the bottles.

The paint I have is specifically made for glass... but its still glass.
To the person that spitballed: having an art club or something paint them, based on what I just learned, they would want to keep them once painted.

I will not paint the bottles and I will keep them in a dark place. Only every so often there is an incandescent bulb that I will turn on while wrangling my brew equipment. From what I understand incandescent bulbs give off very little UV. Since they will be in thier boxes I suspect there will be no UV then!

This was my first thread and I am very happy with the results. This is a great community here and its truly appreciated!

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