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Old 08-22-2012, 08:47 PM   #31
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I use Pacifico bottles. I get them for free from a local dive bar. Just have to go in at like 3 in the morning before they take the trash out. Every once in a while I like to get my hands on some Sierra nevada bottles or red hook bottles. And those I use for gifts normally.



 
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #32
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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?
There are plenty of HEB and SPECS in Houston.
Lots of bombers from local breweries. St. Arnold's (Houston) releases their seasonal brews in bombers and most are quite good. Had an Endeavor IPA yesterday and was very pleased. I have on occasion found Flanders flip tops at HEB as well for under $5 each.



 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:15 AM   #33
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I really like using New Glarus bottles. Super easy to remove the labels. I use a bench capper and just organize my bottles before bottling so I can make sure I use the same setting on my capper when bottling. I also really like my swing tops I've collected - with these see if you can cap them. It makes for a good backup when your swing-top needs a new gasket.

A great capper is the Colonna capper as it is easy to adjust, has both standard and European bells, and can cork (can anyone say belgians).
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:05 AM   #34
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Ok i bottled two five gallon batches of beer today. I used a wing capper. The sierra nevada and sam adams worked great. The carta blanca and dos equis did not work at all. I also had twelve bomber bottles from the brew shop. They aloso worked ok.

I am guessing the other bottles would have worked fine with a bench capper. The wing capper i had could not get on some type of bottles.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:54 PM   #35
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I really like using New Glarus bottles. Super easy to remove the labels. I use a bench capper and just organize my bottles before bottling so I can make sure I use the same setting on my capper when bottling. I also really like my swing tops I've collected - with these see if you can cap them. It makes for a good backup when your swing-top needs a new gasket.

A great capper is the Colonna capper as it is easy to adjust, has both standard and European bells, and can cork (can anyone say belgians).
Good to read this, because I've been going to town on Staghorn and Laughing Fox lately, in my collection efforts! Thanks fellow 'sconny!

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 02:18 AM   #36
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I love Sierra Nevada bottles and bombers FTW.

 
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:49 AM   #37
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Sam Adams, Sierra Nevada, and Abita are all good IMO.

 
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:35 PM   #38
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I've used a ton of Sam Adams bottles as their Light used to be my wife's favorite commercial beer. They use the same 12oz bottle as DFH, New Glarus, and about 65% of craft beer. I also have a ton of Sierra Nevada, and lately I've like the Red Hook bottle too. My clear favorite are 22oz though as they make the process so much faster.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:01 PM   #39
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I prefer the Sierra Nevada/Lagunitas stubbies, as the labels come off extremely easily and the glass has no molding (brands or images in the glass). I also will take any non-molded longneck, but avoid anything where the bottle can be identified after the label is removed (Sam Adams etc). Painted on labels are fine too, as they come off with no scrubbing after an overnight soak in star-san.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:28 AM   #40
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I just did several cases of bottles. The BEST of the bunch were Hacker-Pschorr. Labels came off soooooooooo easy and no glue residue.

AND...Easier than Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada bottles.



 
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