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Old 11-15-2011, 02:17 AM   #1
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Default Wine in beer bottles and caps

Been thinking of the possibility of bottling wine (reds) in beer bottles as I normally do not drink a full 750 quick enough. I have tested using the 330 ml from cantillion etc with corks which is nearly ready so as of now I don't have feedback I assume there is a very small risk of elevated cork in the flavor due to less volume.

But the real question is using beer bottles and caps Anyone have experience or feedback?


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Old 11-15-2011, 02:48 AM   #2
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I put wine in beer bottles. Most are crown caps, some are flip-tops. The oldest I have are 2 years old and they are perfectly fine. Both types.


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Old 01-15-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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I am assuming this is fine as well, but I am making my first wine this week and only have 3 bottles currently! By the time the wine is ready to bottle, i am hoping to have about 20, but would like to put the remainder in beer bottles. Any drawbacks besides the look? I also figure it would be nice to use the beer bottles as the 'tasting' bottles as it ages to be certain it is far enough along before opening a 750 or 1500 ml bottle!
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I put wine in beer bottles. Most are crown caps, some are flip-tops. The oldest I have are 2 years old and they are perfectly fine. Both types.
about how close to the top do you fill them?
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about how close to the top do you fill them?
I purge the bottles with CO2 and then fill them using a bottling wand. This leaves about and inch or so of headspace.
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I purge the bottles with CO2 and then fill them using a bottling wand. This leaves about and inch or so of headspace.
I have been doing the same method and end up with the same space as I do with beer.


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