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Old 05-21-2009, 01:05 AM   #1
May 2009
San Diego, CA
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We have a bunch of empty wine bottles. Would it work to bottle my beer in wine bottles and force the corks back in?

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Old 05-21-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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No. Wine bottles aren't designed to handle pressure in them like champagne bottles are.

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Old 05-21-2009, 01:19 AM   #3
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+1 on the no. You'll find the corks coming coming back out on their own. Champagne bottles is the way to go if you want big jugs o' beer. Or 22oz bombers.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:36 AM   #4
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You can, as long as you don't carbonate the beer at all (You'll want to degas it before bottling as well). Most beers will not taste great flat...
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