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Old 12-22-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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Is it possible to viably bottle and seal beer in canning jars...say 1qt size? They seem to seal well by hand.


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Old 12-22-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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I would be concerned about the pressure build up - I believe the narrow bottle necks help to contain carbonation pressure.


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Is it possible to viably bottle and seal beer in canning jars...say 1qt size? They seem to seal well by hand.


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No...they're designed to hold a vacuum, not internal pressure. The beer won't carb in a canning jar.
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Even if you could crank the lids down tight enough to seal, as EP points out they are not designed to hold pressure and will probably explode.

Get a bunch of champagne bottles. Most of the time you can cap them with a standard capper. This is the perfect time of year to as a local hotel about saving them. Or just plan some dumpster diving on the 1st!
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