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Old 08-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #21
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Don't do much bottling anymore, but 1 liter flip top bottles sure make it a lot easier. Fewer bottles to sanitize, fewer bottles to fill, no capping! And, if you suspect a bottle bomb you can give a little burp.

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:26 AM   #22
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Yea those Fuller's London pride bottles are very nice for reloading. Sam Adams and sierra Nevada bottles are in my rotation too
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:12 AM   #23
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Thanks for all the replies. I have never bought any beers in bomber bottles. Do they sell beer in bomber bottles?

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:36 AM   #24
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Green flash bottles are the thickest and sturdiest that I have been able to find. That said, I use whatever I can get my hands on and have never had a broken bottle or problem of any kind with any pop top bottle, and I've used just about everything.

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:53 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Jackjama
Do they sell beer in bomber bottles?
You bet. You'll have to head to a proper liquor store though, depending on where you live. Just look for beer in bigger bottles! Around here some of the liquor stores have some good deals on some good beers packaged in 22oz bottles...

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:17 PM   #26
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I like the stubby Red Hook bottles. Sierra Nevada as well.

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Old 08-22-2012, 03:56 AM   #27
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Look at the bottle. There are two rings in the glass. One at the top that the cap is crimped over, and one below it that a wing capper uses to pull the bell down onto cap to crimp it. I found out the hard way that the top ring on Negro Modelo bottles are too fat. I had some good looking bottles from imports that had the lower ring too close to the top and the wing capper could not pull the bell down far enough. If you ever brew for a competition plain brown bottles are usually required.

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:04 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by bigdaddybrew
Avoid Anchor Steam bottles. They are cool looking short bottles and pry off but the neck ring is higher I can't get a cap on with my bench capper.
I bottled quite a few with Anchor steam bottles.. but they are thin glass I guess.. because I crushed a few bottles with my metal red capper.. I do not save these bottles anymore

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #29
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I started taking any bottles I could get my hands on. Now that I've found the local recyling center bins, I'm becoming more picky. I use milk crates that perfectly hold 25 bottles / crate with the normal long necks. I stick with the long necks for this reason. I just gave away a case of the sierra nevada bottles and the woodchuck cider bottles since they are the stubbies. I have a lot of sam adams and new belgiam bottles and have not had any issues with those. We have a local brewery that has nice bottles too that I like to use. I will eventually filter out my bottles even more to have the same style of long necks even....maybe I'm a little weird.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:36 PM   #30
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nothing wrong with consistency

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