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Old 11-22-2009, 04:29 AM   #1
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So I unexpectedly ran out of bottles tonight. Pulled more beer off the trub than any of my previous batches.

In desperation, I looked around and ended up with this:
http://www.icemountainwater.com/Prod...hreeLiter.aspx

I know it probably won't work to carb up and everything, but now that it holds my beer, anything I can do to save it?


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Old 11-22-2009, 04:40 AM   #2
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The yeast will probably ferment the priming sugar and fill the headspace with CO2. You won't get very much into your beer, depending on how much you put in the 3L bottle. When you do get more bottles, you could probably fill them and then add more priming sugar (or prime tabs). How much, I don't know.


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Old 11-22-2009, 04:46 AM   #3
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I filled it up to that very top ridge (yeah, I had that much left over).
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:58 AM   #4
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easy thing to do would have been to go buy a 12 pack at the store and drink it all (or get budwiser and poor it down the drain)cleanand sanitize those bottles then use them haha
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:59 AM   #5
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I didn't get the page to open so I couldn't see the bottle you used. If it's a water bottle, then it's probably not made for carbonation pressures and it could leak or burst. If it held carbonated water or anything like that, you're probably fine.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:08 AM   #6
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easy thing to do would have been to go buy a 12 pack at the store and drink it all (or get budwiser and poor it down the drain)cleanand sanitize those bottles then use them haha
+1 to this but invite BMC peeps over for Sunday football....
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:19 PM   #7
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I didn't get the page to open so I couldn't see the bottle you used. If it's a water bottle, then it's probably not made for carbonation pressures and it could leak or burst. If it held carbonated water or anything like that, you're probably fine.
This was my thought. I was in the camp of it leaking. Bursting would be bad. Maybe I'll just pack it in another container and see what happens. All about the learning experience!
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #8
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got any plastic soda bottles? these will work in a pinch just clean and sanitize. fill leaving a headspace then squeeze out the air and cap. not real good for long term storage but they will handle the pressure as soda has a higher carbonation.

 
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Old 11-22-2009, 06:37 PM   #9
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Since it's in there, I'd leave it. Check it every day and when the bottle gets tight, throw it in the fridge and drink it quick. It'll be green and won't quite be as carbed as your final product in the glass bottles will be, but it'll likely be drinkable and it won't go to waste.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:46 PM   #10
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In the future, 2L soda bottles or 20oz soda bottles work fine for beer or cider, since they're made to hold a significant amount of carbonation. I'd recommend using soda water bottles or the like, since they're holding a flavorless substance, but any will work in a pinch if you wash them out well.


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