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Old 08-31-2006, 07:59 PM   #1
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I just tried one of my Pale ales bottled about three weeks ago, Perfect, clear, nice head, carbonation, very Green tasting, from the hop plugs, But, I was rinsing the bottle and realized it was a screw cap bottle. It was a nice bottle, Coopers from Austrailia, so I must not have looked at it very closely. Has anyone ever done this before. It seems to have worked out fine.

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Old 08-31-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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I have heard from some people that they have been successful using crimp on bottle caps on screw top bottles, but more often than not people find that they don't get a good seal. I'm glad that they sealed up in your case, as I hate to see batches go to waste.


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Old 08-31-2006, 08:53 PM   #3
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I thought this was going to be a thread about how much you hate caps...
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:08 AM   #4
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I was mid-bottle during my PA bottling session and found a few screw-tops. Used em anyways. Turned out fine.
Wasp Bitten IPA (a Walker-San clone);Cheesefood's Caramel Creme; Wee Heavy Scottish Ale;
Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
Dead Guy clone
Walker's Espresso Stout; BrewPastor's Bastard Lager
But honey, how else am I going to get enough bottles for my next batch? *burp*...*fart*

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Old 09-01-2006, 07:44 AM   #5
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Whenever I happen upon some screw-top bottles I save the tops and reuse them. So far so good.

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Old 09-01-2006, 07:46 AM   #6
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Yeah I have used them before and never had aproblem with seals
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:58 PM   #7
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I use all screw cap on my apple cider and they are fine .

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Old 09-01-2006, 01:10 PM   #8
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I had freinds in college who bottles exclusively with 40ozER's
rescrewed the caps, worked like a charm
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:16 PM   #9
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I know people say they seal, but I personally dont trust them. I use a bench capper now which will probably get a seal on them, but why bother when you can just drink some sam adams black lagers and cherry wheats for a month and accumulate a few cases of NICE top top bottles.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~___//_ ____________________________~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~_/ [][]| | /```\/```\/```\/```\/```\ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~_/_______| |____NOW TRIPLE HOPPED______|~~~~~~~~~~
~~~___/[_]| 00 /| | \,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/\,,,/ |~~~~~~~~~~
~~|___|___|___/_| |___________________________|~~~~~~~~~~
~~|=(*)[________]==(*)(*)=| \________/=(*)(*)=|~~~~~~~~~~

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Old 09-01-2006, 06:40 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by pbowler
I had freinds in college who bottles exclusively with 40ozER's
rescrewed the caps, worked like a charm
I seem to think there is confusion, especially among us noobs, regarding screw caps. Is there a difference in terminology between the screw offs on a 40oz versus that from a 12oz bottle? I mean, the caps and threads are different. Is one referred to as a twist-off and the other a screw-off?

I've never had any interest in trying to re-cap the 12oz style but I've got a good bit of 32oz and 40oz twist-offs which are filled. I've not yet cracked one open to see how well they sealed.

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