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Old 04-20-2011, 02:56 PM   #11
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Beer in a Monster can? That is brilliant, That would solve the problem I have at the softball field. I'm going to have to give it a try.
Only issue is that it doesn't have threads on the screw top. It's different than most screw-tops...not sure if that's good or bad. I'm probably bottling on Friday, so I'll see how it goes. That can will be sealed in a tupperware upright pitcher just in case.

Here's a pic of the can: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...VL._SS500_.jpg

 
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Old 04-20-2011, 03:16 PM   #12
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I'm thinking stainless.

 
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Old 05-28-2011, 04:03 PM   #13
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Ok so the screw top bottles were a success! My Pale Ale has been bottled now for several weeks now and I cracked open one last night, it was a relief to hear that Pssstt! I don't think I will use them exclusively but a sixer from up coming batches will be in order.

 
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #14
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Found an aluminum, screw top bottle, 16.5 oz. I'll try reusing one today. It looks plastic, but demolition test with kitchen shears confirm it to be plastic coating inside and out of an aluminum bottle.



 
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #15
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The UCC bottle above is holding carbonation very nicely...I will post a report when I open that beer.

Found that Ball licensed the above bottles from UCC in 2006.


Here is what Ball offers.
Ball Alumi-Tek image below.


"This can is often used for: Beer, coffee drinks, soft drinks, teas, juices and more"
Possible small market to supply homebrewers refillable, generic, screw top aluminum bottles, .25c each?

To cater to the increased demand, the company will produce Alumi-Tek bottles at its Golden, Colorado plant facility, expectedly in the second half of 2011.

 
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:43 PM   #16
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The UCC bottle above is holding carbonation very nicely...I will post a report when I open that beer.

Found that Ball licensed the above bottles from UCC in 2006.


Here is what Ball offers.
Ball Alumi-Tek image below.
[IMG]http://www.ballamericas.com/img/metalbev/alumi-tek%20black%2016oz%20thumb.jpg[/IMG

"This can is often used for: Beer, coffee drinks, soft drinks, teas, juices and more"
Possible small market to supply homebrewers refillable, generic, screw top aluminum bottles, .25c each?
Man, I'd love a couple cases of those to ship beer in!
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Old 07-08-2011, 05:21 AM   #17
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Here it is, Ball's AlumiTek screw top aluminum bottle, disguised as Miller Lite Beer. I got 9 in a pack, drank out of one, and am pouring the rest into glass, to save the bottles to refill with homebrew.

I've been doing some digging and discussing the feasibility of this bottle, generic/no label, sterile, CO2 filled (yes, I said empty) and sealed AlumiTek bottle packaged for use for our homebrew community.

What would you pay for a case of 12 from your LHBS? I'd seriously consider $6 + recycle value if all I had to do on bottling day was twist off a cap, fill, and re-twist the cap back on. No sanitation required, a blanket of CO2 in the bottle, plus all the benefits of lightproof, shatterproof, quick chillin', etc. aluminum cans...TBC

 
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:49 PM   #18
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Great graphics on this one.

 
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:18 PM   #19
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They fit in [email protected] oz.


 
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #20
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aluminum can = 0.003"
Miller Lite AlumiTek bottle = 0.006"
Black Mamba Venom ? bottle is virtually crush-proof (guessing 0.020"+), a very thick gauge aluminum cylinder. The cap is of the same material as the Miller, but the bottle has a modified plastic threading.


The Black Mamba Venom bottle holds 16.9oz/500ml compared to the Miller which holds a pint.


Monster.

 
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