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Old 05-21-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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exactly as the title says would you guys recommend using green and clear bottles? or stick with only brown


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I use green all the time. I'd say as long as you're not storing them in sunlight or under fluorescent lamps for a long time it will have zero effect on the beer.

I think I'll do an experiment with the IPA I'm kegging at the end of the week. I'll try to skunk one in a green bottle in the sun, and leave a control in a brown bottle.


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I use green all the time. I'd say as long as you're not storing them in sunlight or under fluorescent lamps for a long time it will have zero effect on the beer.

I think I'll do an experiment with the IPA I'm kegging at the end of the week. I'll try to skunk one in a green bottle in the sun, and leave a control in a brown bottle.
i remember sam adams saying that green bottles block only 40 percent of the sunlight that brown bottles do and clear bottles only 10 percent. but they might just say that to try and sell their product.
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I use green 750s and 375s all the time, but that's just because they're the most common. My beer stays in boxes so I'm not scared of sunlight. The only reason I don't use other green sizes is because I can't think of a beer in a green 12 or 22 that I'd want to drink in order to get the glass.
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heineken isnt bad
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No issues as long as its out of the light, which you should be doing regardless of color anyway. I like my cobalt bottles right now, but have many different colors and use them without issue
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i like using some clear bottles in each batch. it is a lot easier to see what's going on during bottle conditioning and to monitor chill haze in the fridge.

i generally keep my beer indoors so UV exposure has never been an issue.
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i got a couple blue bottles yesterday from bud light platinum....but i can use them cause there twist offs
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I have had skunked Heinekin in the past. I've Skunked Tripple Karmeleit as well both in green bottles. I use brown bottles but needless to say I've also had skunked beer occasionally out of brown bottles as well.
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heineken isnt bad
It's not good either. At least not in the USA.

I think if you plan on keeping your bottles in the dark, it doesn't matter what color the bottle is.

You're not putting it on display under a bank of fluorescent lights, are you? Or displaying them in the front windows of your house? So don't lose any sleep over it.


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