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Old 01-04-2013, 01:54 AM   #11
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What are anyone's thoughts on using the original screw caps that came off the screw bottles? Not using a capper, just cranking the original caps back on (after cleaning/sterilizing of course) New to brewing, looking for a cheap way to bottle my experiments.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:34 AM   #12
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I wouldn't think they'd seal properly, but I don't have any hard data. One thing I have heard people use are plastic soda bottles.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:24 AM   #13
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I've done it in a pinch, but I used a rubber grip to really crank them on tight.

 
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:12 AM   #14
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I guess there's really only one way to find out! I'll give it a shot and see how they hold up..
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:54 AM   #15
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I've got a bench capper and have not had any problems with twist bottles. I've bottled with mostly twists for a few years.

 
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:22 AM   #16
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Well now I know why I broke two bottle necks capping my first batch...
Never considered the screw top vs pop top bottle being functionally different for re use.

Hmm, guess we will see what happens over the next few weeks

 
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Old 07-03-2013, 01:29 AM   #17
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Well now I know why I broke two bottle necks capping my first batch...
Never considered the screw top vs pop top bottle being functionally different for re use.

Hmm, guess we will see what happens over the next few weeks


Search some more, its well known twist tops are thinner glass not designed to be reused. Some people still try to reuse them with some luck but then again even the sun shines on a dogs rump from time to time.

 
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:11 AM   #18
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Search some more, its well known twist tops are thinner glass not designed to be reused. Some people still try to reuse them with some luck but then again even the sun shines on a dogs rump from time to time.
The twist offs i use are thinner than pop tops, but have been working fine for countless batches with a bench capper. Ive never broke a bottle this way and have always sealed properly.

 
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:59 AM   #19
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Based on what I've read I'm gonna give it a shot. Brewed a honey oat amber ale recently and i gotta use some screw cap bottles. Gotta have some roast beers for the warmer months; I love em too much to make them seasonal.

 
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Old 06-07-2015, 05:10 AM   #20
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Just to be sure, there are not special caps for this... everyone is talking about using regular crown caps squeezed onto bottles designed for (screwing regular) caps (off when opening)?

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