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Old 08-04-2009, 01:59 AM   #1
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I recently got some glass Perrier bottles from the bar/restaurant that holds empty bottles for me. I am hoping to use them for bottling but am not sure whether they will explode or not.

I know the deal with wine bottles (if it's not meant to hold carbonated drinks then it shouldn't be used for bottling). Perrier is sparkling water so it is carbed, just not sure wether it is more/less carbed than homebrew might be.

Anyone have any experience with these bottles or willing to wager whether I will be making hand grenades instead of beer?

 
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:20 AM   #2
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I've used the small (130mL I think?) bottles to store samples of brews so I could taste test a small amount each week while bottle conditioning. They held up just fine.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:09 AM   #3
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It will hold, providing you can get the caps to seal. The only problem is the glass color.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:43 PM   #4
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yeah, they are a bit on the light side. We'll see what use they get, picking up 48 22ozs from a coworker tomorrow.

 
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:13 PM   #5
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bump - searched Perrier - does it work?

 
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Old 07-30-2011, 06:29 AM   #6
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I'd like to know as well!

 
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:27 AM   #7
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A buddy of mine swears by them and told me that he even gets a PET cap from the plastic PET bottles to fit but the PET lids that I have for my plastics has a goofy lip on the inside that won't let them cap thread because the glass is too thick. Does anyone know if I am maybe buying the incorrect lid?

 
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #8
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I can confirm that the 750 ml green glass Perrier bottles work and don't explode. Now that just means that none of mine have, but the guy who told me to use them hasn't had any issues either. I got the cap issue sorted out as well when I picked up about 200 pet caps that were from the old style plastic pop bottles. Mine are all stamped Coke and have the old plastic rubber disc liner in the top. Seal very well.

 
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:12 AM   #9
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I'm guessing that using a newly emptied Jameson bottle won't work either? I'm just about to start bottling my Pecan Pie Porter and I think i'm going to be a couple bottles short.

I just finished a bottle of Jameson while I was prepping my bottling space and I was thinking about filling it with primed porter, but I would hate for it to explode.

I might just fill it anyways and put it inside a bucket with a lid, and see what happens to it. If it explodes it will be mildly entertaining (assuming i'm drunk when I find it) and if it doesn't, it will be something I didn't know before.

If i'm really lucky, it might add an interesting flavor to the porter since it has a little bit of Jameson left in the bottom.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:04 AM   #10
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I can confirm that the 750 ml green glass Perrier bottles work and don't explode. Now that just means that none of mine have, but the guy who told me to use them hasn't had any issues either. I got the cap issue sorted out as well when I picked up about 200 pet caps that were from the old style plastic pop bottles. Mine are all stamped Coke and have the old plastic rubber disc liner in the top. Seal very well.
Are these the 750ml glass bottles you speak of? If so, where did you get the caps you've used? I heard the metal caps on these bottles don't hold very well under a lot of pressure. I want to prime my first batch of cider in these and I'm fermenting dry with champagne yeast.
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