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Old 12-20-2011, 05:26 AM   #1
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If I don't want to buy actual bottle caps and a bottle capping tool can I use the EZ cap Bottles to hold my carbonated cider?

Online there are cool Grolsch bottles in 16oz and a a few other big sizes.... I know these bottles are a little bit more expensive but they look really nice and if they will hold a really good seal I want to get some!

Do they leak? Can you put your priming sugar in there and carbonate your beverage in them like a regular Beer bottle?
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:49 AM   #2
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dont know about the ez cap bottles. dont have them here but the grolsch bottles are a brew favourite. the seals have to be taken off and steralised but they are great for it

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/grolsch-bottles-281796/ an example of using the search function on the homebrew website.

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:53 AM   #3
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I use both EZ Cap bottles and Grolsch bottles (some with original seals) and I couldn't be happier with them. I've never noticed any leaking and they look great (with labels removed!).

Any swing-top bottle has worked great for me, and I have about six or seven different sizes of them (250 mL, 375 mL, 460 mL, 500 mL, 750 mL, 1L).
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
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I hate bottling but still have my original 2 cases I bought when I first started. If I have to bottle a few then I will use the EZ cap bottles unless I'm giving them away and then I go with standard bottles. Last batch of wine I did I put some of it into the EZ bottles, which I'll find out in about a year if that was good idea or not.

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:21 AM   #5
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I have been using EZ caps for awhile now with no problems so far. They make bottling much quicker.

 
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #6
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EZ CAP for the win!

You do need to replace the gaskets after about 5 uses, but they are insanely cheap, you can get different color gaskets too and use them for catagorizing your brews without labels or notes.

And the bigger the better, 16 oz minimum, really helps cut down bottling time and makes it enjoyable

 
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:44 PM   #7
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My LHBS sells 12 of them for $30, where as you can get a case of 24 regular bottles for $12.95, 144 caps for $3.50, and a capper for $18. It comes out pretty close, and you get 24 bottles. Obviously if you have a better source for the EZ Cap, then it may be less. Bottling/capping isnt that much of a chore, in my opinion.

I do like the way the swing tops look, and I will inevitably buy some because of it.

 
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:55 PM   #8
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I can get them from Homebrew4less in Chambersburg Pa. for 24 doallars a case, but then you got shipping charges too. They sell them online but do not replace any glass broken during shipment. I have thought about getting a capper to give it a try that way aswell.

 
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:30 PM   #9
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Can you put these in a water canner? I want to make ketchup and seal them...?

 
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:49 PM   #10
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Can you put these in a water canner? I want to make ketchup and seal them...?



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