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Old 10-05-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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I have a ton of Bud Lite's 75th anniversary Steeler bottles (w00t) and was thinking of using them to bottle my homebrew.

They aren't twist offs and they obviously house beer, but I wasn't sure if there would be an issue since it is being conditioned in the bottle as opposed to just shipping for consumption.

Its probably a dumb question, but I'd rather ask than have over half my batch taste like metal....or we all die of lead poisoning


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Old 10-05-2007, 08:55 PM   #2
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Bigger issue is that aluminum bottles don't have that second ridge on the neck for a capper to grab onto.

Maybe a bench top capper would work.


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Old 10-05-2007, 08:58 PM   #3
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I didn't even think about that...I'm going to check that out.
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search strings for yuri rage he did a diy capper this spring for capping those al 16 oz. bottles
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:12 AM   #5
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If you have any doubt cap 3 or 4 with the rest regular bottles and see how they turn out. If they are all good reuse if not you didn't ruin a whole batch.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:20 AM   #6
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I heard that the aluminum bottles have a plastic lining.


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