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Old 06-17-2007, 01:30 PM   #1
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I've been considering buying some bottles, and I really like swingtops. Just wondering if blue bottles are as good as brown, or if they have similar problems to green? The ones I've found are more expensive than browns, but that doesn't always make them better.


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Old 06-17-2007, 02:23 PM   #2
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Brown is the only color of bottles that blocks the specific wavelength of light that causes the skunky flavor in the beer. I would treat beer in blue bottles the same as if the bottles were clear, i.e. keep them in complete darkness.

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Old 06-17-2007, 03:22 PM   #3

Even the brown bottles won't protect you for more than a few hours. Best to play it safe and keep everything out of direct sunlight.
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:36 PM   #4
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They make blue bottles? Sweet!

eh, nevermind, I'll search for that answer
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