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Old 12-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Where to get swing-top converters in the US?

Spotted these nifty things on a couple bombers recently. Anyone know where to get them in the states?



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Old 12-31-2012, 01:31 AM   #2
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http://www.homebrewstuff.com/grolish...-flip-top.html
Not sure what that little strip is, but are these what you are looking for?


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Old 12-31-2012, 02:07 AM   #3
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I believe that band is suposed to be wrapped around the neck of a bottle that does not have "holes" molded in the bottle for the flip top.
Seems interesting. I have never seen those before.

Are you against getting Grolsch type bottles in the first place? Or is it a green/brown glass thing?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:39 AM   #4
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Correct, the band alows you to use a swingtop closure on conventional beer bottles. Since nice looking swing tops can be a bit pricey, I figured why not convert some of my many 22's? Of course for some reason there things are tough to come by it seems.
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This is the only place I could find them last I looked.

They only sell by the gross and I couldn't talk myself into dropping north of a C note on them.
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Interesting. Yeah, the $108 plus shipping is a tad high. Due to the popularity of swing-tops these days, I'm surprised these sorts of neck clips aren't everywhere. Seems like the UK has them for pretty reasonable prices tho.

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And a link on an Irish site... http://www.homebrewwest.ie/metal-str...pcs-1802-p.asp
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Well the flip top caps should be easy enough to get.

And I think a guy could make those straps from a plain strap, if you can get the right length. Just drill the proper sized holes and make the dents with a punch.

Change the hole pattern slightly and there should be no patent problems either if you was to sell them.

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