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Old 11-17-2009, 03:44 AM   #1
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Ive been brewing for a little a year, and still bottle. I would like to bottle in 40's. It would speed up the process a bit and heck, i usually drink 3-4 brews at a time anyway...thing is i cant find 40s on any site or at any store. I do know of a few beers/malt liquors that sell 40oz with pry off tops. But id end up dumping that out just to have the bottle. Any one know where i can find these?


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Old 11-17-2009, 04:08 AM   #2
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There's 1.5 litre bordeaux bottles I just looked at midwest. That's 48 oz, I'm sure you can handle another 8oz of beer.

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Old 11-17-2009, 04:11 AM   #3
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just get some of the flip top 32oz bottles from Austin Homebrew or other suppliers....
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:02 PM   #4
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For what you would pay for the bottle alone at the homebrew shop (assuming you can find them), I'm guessing you'd be better off buying the bottle with the beer in it. You know you can drink the beer that comes in those bottles, right?

Another option is to hit up your local recycling center and buy back some empties...just a thought...
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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While the bottling process is fast with a large bottle, keep in mind that, by the end of drinking the bottle the beer will be room temperature and most likely completely flat. If you use smaller bottles, you can drink them one at a time while the next one stays cold and carbonated in the fridge.

In a hot country like Spain or Italy the beers are often 25cl (about 8oz) so that you can drink them before they get warm, and you just drink more of them.

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Old 11-17-2009, 02:16 PM   #6
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You can always use the malt liquor to boil crawdads. I use cheap beer for boiling sausages prior to grilling them.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #7
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If you dump out beer for the bottle, I will find you and scalp you.

Get some kegging supplies. That's what I am about to do.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:28 PM   #8
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Recently cleaned out the corner gas station of the 40s of high life. Used the beer for beer pong and the bottles and caps I'm saving for the rouge malt liquor clone from CYBI.

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I use 1 litre Mr Beer PET bottles for the main bulk of my bottling. 32 bottles does 10 gallons, screw tops.....easy peasy!
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The Whole Foods by me sells swing top growlers of Altenmunster beer for $16. They make a maibock, and a doppelbock. Both of which are good. I usually fill 2 of them up at bottling time. That's 20% of the batch in about a minute.


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