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Old 01-17-2013, 02:25 AM   #61
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Fantastic, Miller4, I really admire what you've made here. The craftsmanship and pure ingenuity is inspiring.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #62
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quick update-

Just heard from my girlfriends cousin that the bottle I gave him for Christmas was in fact carbonated when he opened it. That makes 2/3, still haven't heard from my her brother if he's opened his or not.

As for more bottles, I have probably around 20 more ready for a planned wood fire, I ended up only throwing them and haven't gotten around to trying to slipcast any, perhaps after this next firing. I was also thinking of making some belgian type bottles for corks and cages, however I don't have any experience with them, might have to research it a little and try to get my hands on one.

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:50 PM   #63
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quick update-

Just heard from my girlfriends cousin that the bottle I gave him for Christmas was in fact carbonated when he opened it. That makes 2/3, still haven't heard from my her brother if he's opened his or not.
I've always been told, "two out of three ain't bad!"

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Old 02-15-2013, 05:43 PM   #64
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I'd say 2/3 for thrown bottles is pretty good.

 
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:27 PM   #65
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This is cool. My wife's a potter -actually graduating with her dual BFA in printmaking and ceramics this fall.


Her teacher actually homebrews, so I wonder if he's ever tried anything like this.

So excited I found this thread. I was going to test this with my first batch (simple unhopped braggot). That way if they blew up or something went wrong I wouldn't lose anything special.

Have you thought about using corks & cages?

Did you have any more problems with the beer leaking or forcing its way out?

 
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:36 PM   #66
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@BoxMan- I'm glad you found the thread. I have definitely been thinking about using corks and cages recently, I think that they could look really good with some of the bottle's I have been making.
I haven't had a chance to bottle in any more recently. I am doing a wood firing this saturday and I have a batch in the primary that will need to be bottled in about 2 weeks, so that will be my next test batch with the new bottles, I will definitely take photos and try and report any new findings.
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I was thinking you should glaze inside them.

http://www.mrbottles.com/galleryClayBeers.asp

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Stoneware bottles were made by hand, mostly turned on a potter’s wheel using imported clay. Some were made in plaster molds. Wet liquid clay, about the consistency of syrup, was poured into a mold. The plaster absorbed the moisture at the point of contact with the mold creating solid walls. The remaining liquid was pored out and when the mold was opened the bottle was formed. The formed bottles were then glazed on the inside only with an Albany slip glaze, and then were side stamped with the proprietor’s name or the business name.
http://www.mrbottles.com/newsDetail.asp?ID=36

I should go take a class again to have access to the equipment.
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I was thinking you should glaze inside them.

http://www.mrbottles.com/galleryClayBeers.asp



http://www.mrbottles.com/newsDetail.asp?ID=36

I should go take a class again to have access to the equipment.
If not, I am looking forward to the DIY drill powered potters wheels... Hopefully with videos of the first few iterations where speed control is not taken into account.

 
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@Dynachrome- The insides are definitely glazed. I think the one that seeped ended up having a spot missed on the inside.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:53 PM   #70
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Update-

I know it has been a little while, I have just gotten a large batch of bottles out of a recent wood firing that I am pretty excited about. I will update more, with many more pictures. Here is a quick shot I took after the first test corking to see the fit I think I need to set the cork depth a little deeper, sorry for the bad quality. More updates soon to come.

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