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Old 05-26-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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is it possible to reuse twist top bottles, with the original twist caps?

has anyone ever done this?

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Old 05-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #2
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I wouldnt suggest re-using caps. I have heard that its too difficult to use a wing capper with twist top bottles, but that bench cappers can handle them.

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:02 AM   #3
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I wouldnt suggest re-using caps. I have heard that its too difficult to use a wing capper with twist top bottles, but that bench cappers can handle them.
i think the wing capper problem is that its too much pressure for the neck of the bottle
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+1 on the bench cappers supposedly being able to handle twist bottles, but I don't think you can reuse the caps themselves. I would just go get some old pop top bottles from a local bar and recycle them for yourself. The caps are super cheap...especially if you can get some printed over runs from your LHBS

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im having trouble finding pop top bottles, im gonna have to start going to the bars and stores to see if they will sell me some.

i just took 2 twist top bottles, and i put some pepsi in one, and in the other i just opened it and put some priming suger, and put the twist tops back on, and twisted them tight. i wanna see what happens, i dont think i will do that for my beer but i just wanted to see.

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:10 AM   #6
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so a bench capper works fine?? that would be great cuz i can get alot of twist top quart bottle for next to nothing, so it would be great if that would work.

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Twist bottles have thinner glass in the neck, which makes them more likely to break when you try to cap them or pop a cap off of them.

I wouldn't try to reuse twist caps. I don't see how you would get a good lock on it to prevent bottle conditioning from loosening the cap and giving you flat beer.

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I don't know if they are all that reliable, so you might look like you are sealing the cap when in reality you aren't and your beer goes bad. Any local bar should just give you all you can take from the recycle bin. Heck, just go in for a few drinks and ask the waitress to bring you all of the empty bottles while you are there and give her a nice tip. You should be able to walk out with 2 cases worth no problem. Just make sure to soak 'em a long time in star san...

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:13 AM   #9
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How about this.........

Drink some good beer while your waiting for your fermenting beer to finish and use them.

Idea #2.... Buy 24 bombers and be done with it.

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You can always tell your friends that you are looking for bottles. I usually tell them that if they rinse out their bottles for me that I will refill them and give them some beer, plenty of people would jump on that opportunity.

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