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Old 08-09-2012, 11:37 PM   #1
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I will be bottling a Zinfandel in a few weeks. The last batch of wine I bottled I did so in wine bottles. But I have a bunch of beer bottles I have accumulated for my home brews. Are their any problems with bottling wine in beer bottles? How about using bottle caps instead of corks?

 
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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No problems using beer bottles and caps, long term aging you would want to use oxygen barrier caps or wine bottles. I have wine in beer bottles.

 
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:52 AM   #3
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I have a few bombers of blackberry wine because I didn't have enough wine bottles. It's been about 3 months, no problems thus far. I guess I ought to "check one" this weekend. Thanks for reminding me!

 
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:34 AM   #4
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I've had wine in beer bottles for over a year with standard crown caps.

 
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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I get my bottles from the recycling of a carabas restarunt. I love the 1L and 0.5L bottles for fancy european water. They're super easy clean and take crown caps.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #6
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Wine in beer bottles is fine. Beer in wine bottles is not.
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Old 08-11-2012, 08:28 AM   #7
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I also think that it is ok if you want to bring wine in bear bottle.

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Old 08-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #8
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Wine in beer bottles is fine. Beer in wine bottles is not.
Don't some folks use Champagne bottles for beer?

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:51 AM   #9
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Champagne bottles are made to hold pressure, wine bottles are not.

 
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #10
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Don't some folks use Champagne bottles for beer?
Yes, but not wine bottles. Champagne bottles are built to withstand pressure at or above the level that beer bottles are. Wine bottles are not built to withstand much, if any, pressure.
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