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Old 08-24-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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I'm going to be bottling my first brew in the next 2 weeks or so, and I was wondering about reusing bottles that were originally corked (Corsendonk, Tripel Karmeliet, Don De Dieu, etc). Is it okay to bottle and then just put a crown cap on them?

I want to use them because they're 75 CL bottles (1 pint, 9 oz) so Ill only need to bottle around 25 beers instead of around 50 or so. Since Bottling is supposed to be the worst part, I figured I'd try to reduce it as much as possible.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-24-2007, 05:51 PM   #2
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As long as you capper will cap them and get a good seal, they should be fine.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:45 PM   #3
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Some of the larger bottles take a larger, non-standard cap, so check ahead of time. I've been bit by this one.
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