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Old 12-30-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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can the Coors light resealable metal pint bottles be used for homebrew?

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #2
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I have done it but I do not know how many times you could do it. I keep a few around in case I run short on bottling day

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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Only if you put coors light in them.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:30 PM   #4
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Yes they can. I've used and reused them for some time now. I use keg lube around the top when I screw them on and I've never had a "leaker".

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:47 PM   #5
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I would just be a little wary to only reuse a couple times at most. I wonder how well the inner coating would hold up to the claning/sanitizing. I definitely would not use a bottle brush on them.

 
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I have one of these I put the last of my Klondike Gold amber ale into yesterday. It is actually a Miller Lite "bottle," but the same thing, I guess - one of the short, squat metal bottles.

I screwed the cap on extra tight, and the "bottle" is already quite firm. I can't wait to see how it turns out in three weeks - I will let everyone know here. I did it for a test, because 1) some public places allow alcohol but nothing in glass, period, and 2) if I wanted to ship a beer out, I wouldn't have to worry about any glass breaking by the shipping company.

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Old 04-26-2015, 11:42 PM   #7
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Why would there be a limit to how many times you can use them? They are aluminum I am assuming.

Seems like a great idea.

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Old 04-27-2015, 12:31 AM   #8
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Why would there be a limit to how many times you can use them? They are aluminum I am assuming.

Seems like a great idea.
There's a coating on the inside of the bottle to keep metal flavors from leaching into the beer. Cleaning and sanitizing will probably wear that layer down over time

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Old 04-27-2015, 03:04 PM   #9
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As an interesting aside, I saw 8 or 10 ounce aluminum Coke bottles at Walmart the other day. Those might be good to use as well, maybe for a glass's worth of a belgian or the like?
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:31 PM   #10
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How does the screw cap seal? Chances are you will need to replace the seals after about 3 uses
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