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Old 10-19-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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Mar 2009
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So i purchased one of these

thinking that I could now use 29mm crowns to bottle my brew in 750ml bottles because it states it's for belgium/champage bottles...but I can't find a bottle anywhere using google or similar that actually take crowns. Every one i find takes corks with or without a cage?!?! Did I just buy a useless product since I don't live the in UK?

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:21 PM   #2
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Well most of the belgians I see have a cork and cage. There should be champagne bottles around that take 29mm caps though, I think I have one or two but you probably won't come across them too often.
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Old 10-19-2009, 05:25 PM   #3
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All the standard champagne and cava 750ml bottles in the UK at least have the lip on the top and take the 29mm cap size. Actually so do the half bottle ones kriek comes in. I use all of them quite often even if they are green.

Surely imports into the US are in the 29mm standard bottle too? Might just take a bit more time for you to find and build up a collection of the right ones.

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Old 10-19-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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Nope, I have lots of champage bottles with 29mm caps. I got most of mine from a banquet hall, just asked them to set some aside for me.

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Old 10-19-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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The Boulevard "Smokestack Series" are in 750ml Amber bottles that take a 29mm crown. Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut is also in a dark (nearly black) frosted bottle that takes a 29mm crown. Most domestic US sparkling wines take a 26mm crown.

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