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Old 06-24-2013, 10:18 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the really quick replies . I think I'll do 2 bottles as a test when I bottle my next batch, putting them in a box, wrapped in a towel as was suggested. Better safe than sorry, and if it works out all the better moving forward

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Old 06-25-2013, 01:12 AM   #12
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OP - If they held carbonation they are probably good. Soda carbonation tends to be higher than most beer carbonation - although not always.

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:00 AM   #13
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So my wife has been buying a two brands of lemonade that come in 750ml flip-top bottles... they'd be perfect for my homebrew, except that they're clear.

Now, I'd be keeping them in a room in my basement with no windows, and the only time any lights are on in there is if I'm going to the fridge to grab a beer... so would his actually cause any problems? I'd be able to store them in a box to really make sure no light gets to them as well...

I know clear bottles are far from ideal, but would I run into any problems with these? Should I just do one or two bottles the first time around as a test, or would I be safe doing more?
What is the brand of lemonade?
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:10 AM   #14
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What is the brand of lemonade?
The stuff I got is called Rieme'. I got it at Meijer (pretty generic Midwest grocery store - certainly NOT specialty). Got it in the international foods aisle. I think it was 4.99, which is pretty expensive for what it is, but my wife gets a kick out of it. So I get brownie points, she's happy, and I get a pretty sweet bottle.

BTW, its pretty thick. I'd definitely say thicker than Grolsch bottles. I understand that doesn't NECESSARILY make it carbonation-ready, but I think the lemonade is pretty highly carbonated. I think I'm going to use them for bottling.

Edit: Sorry about the terrible pictures. My beer cellar is pretty dark, soy phone doesn't take particularly clear pictures.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:30 AM   #15
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One brand we get is called Elixia, http://www.elixia.fr/en/. Wife says its around $3-3.50 a bottle. We took the label off the other one so I don't know the brand name, but she says it's not more than $2.50 each. The Elexia one is from a health food place, the other the regular grocery store.

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[QUOTE=freisste;5300254]

Edit: Sorry about the terrible pictures. My beer cellar is pretty dark, soy phone doesn't take particularly clear pictures.[/QUOTE

Holy crap your phone is made out of Soy? That's awesome!

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I used to keep a few clear champagne bottles around to allow me to easily check how the beer was clearing in the bottle. As long as the were kept out of the light, everything was dandy

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:49 AM   #18
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I thought this would be a good spot to ask......

I have been using any color beer bottle (green clear brown) I just had my first 2nd bottle break. (carbonating) Teh first was a 22oz brew store bought bottle and the bottom only broke with a milk stout made from a kit. The second just now was a wheat kit bottled in a green dos equis bottle, it decentigated. My question revolves around living in Texas qith house temp around 78 probably higher midday. am i going to have to fridge all beers after a week or god forbid not brew in summer. Any thought would be appeciated.

Sorry about the poor spelling, I am off to clean up.

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Just keep them out of uv and you'll be fine, uv cause yeast mutations and makes the hops skunk.

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Old 06-25-2013, 02:55 AM   #20
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Those bottles are absolutly no good for beer! You should put them in your recycling ASAP. By the way, where do you live and what day is your recycling collected?

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