Note on Anchor Steam bottles. - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Note on Anchor Steam bottles.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-19-2010, 02:50 AM   #1
TheGeek
 
TheGeek's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2010
Indiana
Posts: 174
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



So today I learned a valuable lesson when bottling. Before filling a bottle shape you haven't previously used, make sure your capper fits it. I crushed an Anchor Steam neck and it shattered everywhere, full of my brew. Thankfully its just a 12oz loss and a big mess, but still.

On a positive note, my first brew using a recipe I developed myself turned out pretty close to what I wanted! Next time I brew it, it should be on the money.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 11:40 AM   #2
smokinghole
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
smokinghole's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Lucid Dream Land
Posts: 2,921
Liked 132 Times on 108 Posts


Are you using a butterfly capper? I did that with a bottle but I forget what one now I have a bench capper. Hell I even have a 29mm bell on the way so I can do champagne bottles.
__________________
Going through life is hard.
Going through life stupid is harder.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #3
gramatton
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Houston
Posts: 12

I did the exact same thing, although I didn't crush it, kinda just circumcised the top of the bottle. I think I just pushed down too far with my capper. I do plan on trying again(with empty bottles so as not to waste precious homebrew), because I do love them bottles.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
slowbie
Recipes 
 
Dec 2009
Raleigh, NC
Posts: 641
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts


I heard similar stories before I ever tried it, so I'm always more careful with Anchor bottles, but I haven't broken one yet!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 01:57 PM   #5
doctorRobert
 
doctorRobert's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2010
Sharon, MA
Posts: 1,005
Liked 38 Times on 26 Posts


any other brands to avoid?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 08:04 PM   #6
SumnerH
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Alexandria, VA, USA
Posts: 2,057
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts


FWIW, I've bottled tons of Anchor Steam bottles no problem, with both a red wing capper and a Colona capper/corker.
__________________
On deck: Little Bo Pils, Bretta Off Dead (Brett pale)
Secondary: Oude Bruin, Red Sky at Morning (Sour brown ale)
On tap: Saison Duphunk (sour), Amarillo Slim (IPA), Earl White (ginger/bergamot wit)
Bottled: Number 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), Eternale (Barleywine), Ancho Villa (Ancho/pasilla/chocolate/cinnamon RIS), Oak smoked porter (1/2 maple bourbon oaked, 1/2 apple brandy oaked)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 08:12 PM   #7
BrookdaleBrew
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 833
Liked 11 Times on 11 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by doctorRobert View Post
any other brands to avoid?
I've heard people say the same thing on the stubby (Sierra Nevada style) bottles and the red wing cappers, but I drink a lot of Sierra Nevada and Founders, so I have a lot of those bottles and have not had a problem with them thus far.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #8
Brew-boy
 
Brew-boy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2006
Lapeer, Michigan
Posts: 2,280
Liked 16 Times on 13 Posts


I used lots of those bottle with my bench capper and never had a problem.
__________________
Next:Smoked Pilsner.
Primary:Belgian Red, American Stout w/Roeselare
On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

I rather owe you a dollar than cheat you out of it.."Dad"

http://lapeerareabrewers.com/

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LapeerAreaBrewers/

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #9
SumnerH
Recipes 
 
Feb 2009
Alexandria, VA, USA
Posts: 2,057
Liked 31 Times on 27 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by BrookdaleBrew View Post
I've heard people say the same thing on the stubby (Sierra Nevada style) bottles and the red wing cappers, but I drink a lot of Sierra Nevada and Founders, so I have a lot of those bottles and have not had a problem with them thus far.
+1 on this; I also did tons of Sierra bottles with a red wing capper and a Colona capper/corker with no problems.
__________________
On deck: Little Bo Pils, Bretta Off Dead (Brett pale)
Secondary: Oude Bruin, Red Sky at Morning (Sour brown ale)
On tap: Saison Duphunk (sour), Amarillo Slim (IPA), Earl White (ginger/bergamot wit)
Bottled: Number 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale), Eternale (Barleywine), Ancho Villa (Ancho/pasilla/chocolate/cinnamon RIS), Oak smoked porter (1/2 maple bourbon oaked, 1/2 apple brandy oaked)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #10
JayBullen
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
SINY
Posts: 44

Don't think you'll have to worry much anymore, pretty sure the new Anchor bottles are twist offs, at least the Foghorn ones are.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can Anchor Steam Bottles Be Capped? jackson_d Bottling/Kegging 14 08-17-2012 08:25 PM
Anchor Steam Holiday Ale TheJadedDog Commercial Brew Discussion 11 12-12-2008 05:26 AM
Anchor Steam Christmas Ale DeathBrewer General Beer Discussion 0 11-15-2007 04:27 AM
Anchor Steam Tap Handles... aekdbbop Bottling/Kegging 2 02-06-2007 05:41 PM
Anchor Steam rightwingnut Commercial Brew Discussion 13 02-10-2006 08:53 PM


Forum Jump