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Old 06-29-2007, 02:37 AM   #1
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Hi everyone I was wondering if it would be alright to reuse mickey malt liquor bottles(The short green stumpie bottle with a screw on cap) to bottle my home brew? I have bottles on order in the mail and caps but they wont be here for a while becaue currently I am stationed at kadena air bas in okinawa, Japan. Well thanks for any help

 
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:23 AM   #2
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i don't see why you couldn't use them, they twist on nice and tight. you'd just have to drink a LOT of mickeys to get enough for a full batch tho, and i don't know why you would want to do that

Also, they're the green bottles, so keep them out of the light (as you should with any bottle, of course)
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:36 AM   #3
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I have a bunch of cases of mickeys sitting in my cupboard froma friend who really doesnt know a thing about beer and thinks mickeys is number 1. Im going to empty them out and bottle my brew this sunday Ill keep you updated if everything works out great thanks for the advice.

 
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:43 AM   #4
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It's no one's first choice, but if that's all you got...

Make a low hopped beer or a mild, something that won't take along time.

I wouldn't trust twist offs but some here do.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:12 AM   #5
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I have never used those types but have used the screw top bud light bottles. I use a colonna capper with the bud light bottles an I am finding that I am not having great success with these bottles and caps. Finding too many bottles when opened are flat. Will not be reusing these anymore.

 
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:34 AM   #6
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Konichiwa.

I don't see why you couldn't use Mickey's big mouth's to bottle.

In fact, I wish I had some.

 
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:05 AM   #7
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Anyone have any feedback on using these bottles? I'd really like to hear about anyone's results.

I was just looking at them, and it seemed to me that they should be fine - pretty close to three full threads on the neck, and the cap has a decent amount of sealing material inside of it.

That, and I want to tempt fate by bottling my homebrew in a grenade shaped container!



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Old 10-27-2009, 04:11 AM   #8
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I'd be wary of the seal screw tops get. While you're at the beverage center make friends with a few of the workers. I've got a guy who knows me now and sets aside any swing top bottles for me. I walked in yesterday to a case of Grolsch bottles in the original packaging. Oversized 4pk cardboard and all. Cost me 24 x 5 cent deposit to buy them back. That brings my total over 75 Grolsch bottles at 5 cents a piece!

 
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Old 10-27-2009, 04:50 AM   #9
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I'd love to find the Grolsch bottles but they are difficult to come by. What is the concern with the screw tops? Do they not give a proper seal?

 
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:56 PM   #10
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Most people automatically think of bottles like bud uses when you say screw top, those are pretty bad for getting a good seal (or even capping w/o a bench capper).

The ones in the picture he is asking about look just fine as long as appropriate lids with the plastic sealers are used. It'll be about the same as using plastic soda bottles...only glass.


(Just noticed the necro, lol)
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