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Old 11-06-2007, 05:02 AM   #1
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Default Colbalt Blue Bottles?

I just saw some cool Cobalt Blue EZ cap bottles... would these be as good to use as amber colored bottles?

I know I've read that Green and Clear are not as good as the Amber....? They don't filter out as much UV.

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Old 11-06-2007, 05:21 AM   #2
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Really depends on what you put in them...



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Old 11-06-2007, 05:25 AM   #3
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For most homebrewers, the green vs colorless vs amber debate is a moot point, since most of the time the beer will be sitting in boxes or in a cellar, not under direct sunlight or fluorescent light, and consumed within a relatively short timeframe.

Blue bottles sound sweet. The only potential drawback I see is if what I just said doesn't describe you, or you plan on entering it into competition.
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I say if your budget allows for it, go for it!
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When I went to buy bottles a couple of weeks ago they were out of the amber, so they sold me the blue for the same price. Sweet.

When you hold them up to the light you can hardly see in them!
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I was wondering about this when I watched Alton Brown's Good Eats episode on homebrewing. He just used blue flip tops and didn't even mention why...
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Blue doesn't filter UV light, so treat them the same as you would clear or green glass.
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I have a bunch of 1 liter cobalt flip tops, I only use them for apfelwein
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If that's the case, then why do they charge more for them?
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If that's the case, then why do they charge more for them?
because they look cool


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