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Old 01-05-2013, 03:58 AM   #1
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Default Using Twist off Bottles for capping beers

I was just curious what people thought about using twist off bottles to put their beer in and cap. I have a handheld capper and the first two batches i have done i have just used twist off bottles and capped them. They seemed fine in terms of taste. I didn't have any break on me or anything. Is there anything wrong with capping a twist off bottle? Has anyone else done this? Thanks!


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I was just curious what people thought about using twist off bottles to put their beer in and cap. I have a handheld capper and the first two batches i have done i have just used twist off bottles and capped them. They seemed fine in terms of taste. I didn't have any break on me or anything. Is there anything wrong with capping a twist off bottle? Has anyone else done this? Thanks!
No, I don't have nor use any twist off glass bottles. But I'm curious, are these holding in carbonation?

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It can work, but they're much more likely to leak pressure in my experience.
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No, I don't have nor use any twist off glass bottles. But I'm curious, are these holding in carbonation?

Rick
the second batch tasted great. It had great carbonation. I will have to try the same recipe and try it in a regular bottle and see if there is any difference in taste.
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You won't get a difference in taste. If the cap does not hold preasure the beer will go flat. Well, flat (finished) beer does not taste great.
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It can work, but they're much more likely to leak pressure in my experience.
This ^^^

Like said above, it CAN work. But just cuz you can, don't mean you should.

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You won't get a difference in taste. If the cap does not hold preasure the beer will go flat. Well, flat (finished) beer does not taste great.

well that's the thing it didnt taste flat at all. It was carbonated and it held great flavor. I have been drinking enough beer in my life that even though i am a noob i can taste the difference between a flat and carbonated beer.

I do have a bunch of non twist off bottles too (now that i have tried really good beers ha) that i can use those too. I will probably just invest in buying some beers bottles too.. Thanks for the help
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Thats all ive used.
Some say canadas bottles work better i dont know.
Ive had beer in twist off bottles for 3 years no problems maybe luck.
I use a double leaver capper.
Just dont let rootbeer get too warm in them you just touch the cap and the bottle is empty.
my 2 cents dave
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If they seal, they will be OK. You are more likely to get a leak than you would with a regular bottle.

One thing I have read (I don't know how true it is), is that screw-top bottles are weaker than regular bottles.
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Has anyone ever used Mason Jars to bottle? Got tons of Mason Jars and wondered. There is of course the southern charm of drinking a home brewed product from a Mason Jar,


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