A few bottling ideas | your thoughts? - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > A few bottling ideas | your thoughts?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-09-2013, 05:34 PM   #11
jesserizzo
Recipes 
 
Jun 2012
Kansas City, Missouri
Posts: 87
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts


Another thing you can do is call bars and restaurants in your area to see if they recycle bottles. We keep ours in bins in back and might have a few hundred before they get picked up for recycling

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 05:08 AM   #12
devianttouch
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 54
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Remember as you are collecting bottles - you want the ones that require a bottle opener to open. NOT the twist off caps. Those you won't be able to re-cap.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 05:19 AM   #13
Inner10
 
Inner10's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 512
Liked 44 Times on 37 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by devianttouch View Post
Remember as you are collecting bottles - you want the ones that require a bottle opener to open. NOT the twist off caps. Those you won't be able to re-cap.
You can re cap twist offs with most bench cappers.
__________________
Drank too much?...Is that a thing?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 05:52 AM   #14
S2005
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 106
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I'm slowly drinking my way through a bunch of specialty beers I bought in brown bottles with pop tops

I've got about 25 now

I have like 50 green bottles : \
__________________
Bottled: Gone :(
Primary: Rogue I2PA Clone
Planning: Banana Bread, Dunkelweizen; Clones of: Dead Guy, Oberon, Two Hearted
Past: Blueberry Honey Wheat, MR.B Mexican Cerveza & Czech Rep. Pils

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 06:20 AM   #15
lgilmore
Recipes 
 
Oct 2011
Marysville, WA
Posts: 606
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts


I f you bottle with the green, use them first. Keep em out of the light and drink them first. problem reduced.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 06:36 AM   #16
S2005
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 106
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


Indeed, taht's my plan


Is it true you can recap twist offs? Not sure what kind of recapper i have
__________________
Bottled: Gone :(
Primary: Rogue I2PA Clone
Planning: Banana Bread, Dunkelweizen; Clones of: Dead Guy, Oberon, Two Hearted
Past: Blueberry Honey Wheat, MR.B Mexican Cerveza & Czech Rep. Pils

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 10:42 PM   #17
Inner10
 
Inner10's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2012
Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 512
Liked 44 Times on 37 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by S2005 View Post
Indeed, taht's my plan

Is it true you can recap twist offs? Not sure what kind of recapper i have
I use some green bottles as well, doesn't stop me from drinking them.

Hand held cappers won't work on twisties but a bench capper will...but you have a greater chance of a dud. I've been quite successful...until you try to twist off a pop top when you are half cut.
__________________
Drank too much?...Is that a thing?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #18
devianttouch
Recipes 
 
Nov 2012
Madison, Wisconsin
Posts: 54
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Inner10 View Post
You can re cap twist offs with most bench cappers.
I stand corrected.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 04:48 AM   #19
S2005
Recipes 
 
Jan 2013
Posts: 106
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I don't think I have a bench capper.

I think mine is hand held, though on the picture on the front it does show a twist off bottle, and a bunch of pop tops...

*Clickable Thumbnail*
__________________
Bottled: Gone :(
Primary: Rogue I2PA Clone
Planning: Banana Bread, Dunkelweizen; Clones of: Dead Guy, Oberon, Two Hearted
Past: Blueberry Honey Wheat, MR.B Mexican Cerveza & Czech Rep. Pils

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #20
Antler
Recipes 
 
Mar 2011
Carbonear, Nl
Posts: 711
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by S2005
I don't think I have a bench capper.

I think mine is hand held, though on the picture on the front it does show a twist off bottle, and a bunch of pop tops...

*Clickable Thumbnail*
That's not a bench capper. I have one the same as yours, I use twist cap bottles though, I haven't had a problem!

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
German IPA thoughts and ideas gavmasterj Recipes/Ingredients 2 05-10-2012 01:28 PM
Need Ideas/Thoughts on Maintaining Bottling Temp. WhiteEagle1 Bottling/Kegging 16 02-09-2012 01:59 AM
CSA or Black IPA recipe ideas and thoughts! Andyy Extract Brewing 0 10-01-2011 04:59 PM
1st try....ideas, thoughts ? reb003 Cider Forum 9 12-01-2010 01:00 AM
Need some thoughts and ideas on color... okstatepike Recipes/Ingredients 1 02-01-2009 05:03 AM


Forum Jump