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Old 05-13-2010, 02:21 PM   #11
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Soak in OxyClean, then StarSan at bottling time. I use a rubber "jar opener" to insure the caps are tight. I seldom leave beer in plastic more than a few months. I usually fill 2 2-liter bottles per batch for parties & such. This is also a good way to monitor carbonation.
Nice. Have you ever 'stripped' any of plastic caps?


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I've never used the bottles but have read in multiple sources that they are perfectly suitable with three caveats: 1) don't use them for something you want to have a long shelf life in the bottle and 2) you'll need to replace them more often than glass, that is, don't plan on using them many times.
What's the third caveat? (Cleaning?)


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Nice. Have you ever 'stripped' any of plastic caps?
Not yet, but I have arthritis in my hands. YMMV
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I feel like an idiot. I have been scrounging around for wine bottles. Meanwhile I have been tossing Coke bottles left and right. I just checked the plastic type - PETE 1. DOH!

I know it isn't ideal - but for a new fermenter like myself it is an easy way to acquire vessels (for drinks that are going to be gulped before their prime).
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:02 PM   #15
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Not yet, but I have arthritis in my hands. YMMV
I'm probably going to be bottling some beer into some kind of plastic container to take on a trip in a couple weeks (campground doesn't allow glass bottles, I've though about trying to make the switch to kegging, but I don't know that I'd have room for a keg on my motorcycle). I'm hoping that just making them 'damn tight' will work!
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Also, when you are using those big 2 liter bottles, how much head space do you leave?
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Also, when you are using those big 2 liter bottles, how much head space do you leave?
I fill to where the bottle diameter begins to decrease.
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I assume regular amount of priming sugar?
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I assume regular amount of priming sugar?
I batch prime, so yes. I fill bottles of various sizes, I just use an online priming calc.
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I batch prime, so yes. I fill bottles of various sizes, I just use an online priming calc.
This site has a vast amount of experience! Thanks! Is batch priming better than trying to drop sugar in every bottle?


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