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Old 12-07-2009, 02:08 AM   #1
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Just a quick question--

I am accumulating swingtop bottles for my first brew and I was wondering how often / when you guys replace the gaskets on these things?

What is your criteria for deciding the gaskets need to be replaced?

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Old 12-07-2009, 02:13 AM   #2
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I don't use them anymore, but those swing-top gaskets last a long time. I would only replace one if it was visibly cracked or if I had a bottle that had no carbonation and I suspected it leaked.

If you can find them, the neoprene gaskets last almost forever. I think I paid $0.25 each. Well worth it.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:24 AM   #3
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Thanks a bunch, FlyGuy, and thanks also for your aluminum pot post-- it was very helpful.

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:26 AM   #4
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My pleasure doc!

 
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:35 AM   #5
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What are you brewing first, Doc?
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:50 AM   #6
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The first brew will be northernbrewer's phat tyre extract kit... I am a huge fan of Fat Tire and it is not sold here in Kentucky as far as I can tell.

I already know what I want to do for the second batch-- Trappist Dubbel, probably my favorite beer Also quite expensive to buy.


 
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Old 12-07-2009, 01:58 PM   #7
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Visible cracks. It's a good idea to pull the seal off and stretch it.
If any rubber is left on the bottle when you open it.
Visible indentation that does relax out in a few minutes.
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