1/2 gallon Bottles - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > 1/2 gallon Bottles

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-28-2007, 06:26 PM   #1
Ric
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Posts: 11


Has anybody used 1/2 Gallon bottles with screw top lids? Do the screw tops seal well enough? In the past i have used small bottles with regular caps. I am still kind of new. I am on my 4th batch. Thanks !!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
c.n.budz
 
c.n.budz's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2007
Pistol Wavin' New Haven, for now...
Posts: 3,093
Liked 41 Times on 28 Posts


If you're talking about the 1/2 gallon growlers with plastic screwtops, they won't hold a seal for the carbonation... They're good for making starters though
__________________
Knucklehead Brewery, Est. 2007

Always do sober what you do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. -Ernest Hemingway

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2007, 07:12 PM   #3
Ric
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Posts: 11

Thanks! I guess its back to the pounders.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2007, 07:26 PM   #4
abracadabra
 
abracadabra's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2006
Newnan, Georgia
Posts: 1,923
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts


You could use 1,2 or 3 liter soda bottles. Just keep the beer out of the light.
__________________
Do what you like!
Brew what you like!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2007, 07:28 PM   #5
HarvInSTL
 
HarvInSTL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2007
Saint Louis, MO
Posts: 709
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts


I used these plastic tops on my half gallon and my 1 gallon growlers and I have no problem holding carbonation.



http://www.homebrewadventures.com/sh..._Code=SC-38-PP
__________________
Primary:
Secondary:
On deck:

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2007, 07:39 PM   #6
Ric
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Posts: 11

Thank You All!!! You have been a big help!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2007, 07:40 PM   #7
bnutting
 
bnutting's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2007
Pittsfield, MA
Posts: 110

Quote:
Originally Posted by HarvInSTL
I used these plastic tops on my half gallon and my 1 gallon growlers and I have no problem holding carbonation.



http://www.homebrewadventures.com/sh..._Code=SC-38-PP
Yup I've used those also and they worked fine.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2007, 10:52 AM   #8
Grimsawyer
Recipes 
 
Mar 2006
Salem, OR
Posts: 877
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I just went to the LHBS and grabbed a $0.25 cap and it, in my opinion, worked better than the metal one that came with it.
__________________
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. They wake up in the morning and that's as good as they're going to feel all day." -Dean Martin
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFlyingBeer
...no sense hauling empty carboys around when full ones take up just as much space. :)

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4 Gallon PET Bottles mr_goodwrench Equipment/Sanitation 10 01-24-2009 10:13 PM
10 gallon batch is a LOT of bottles! Jim Karr General Techniques 3 09-20-2007 03:14 AM
1 Gallon Bottles Mutine Bullfrog Bottling/Kegging 10 02-26-2007 09:01 PM
Gallon bottles. Adrian Abascal Bottling/Kegging 15 01-07-2007 06:12 AM
half or gallon bottles? Sean General Techniques 12 08-21-2006 05:15 AM


Forum Jump