Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Will E-Z caps suffice?
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-13-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
seanr9ne
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 6
Default Will E-Z caps suffice?

I was looking for the most cost and energy efficient way to bottle before actually getting my feet wet in this glorious hobby. After searching through a few homebrew websites and looking at bottling i came across these 32 oz bottles using the E-Z cap system (http://www.homebrewit.com/aisle/2060...FQgRGgodpTd0Dw) about half way down on that link. Would these caps keep the oxygen out, or is there something totally wrong with using these bottles?

Also are these caps reusable? The website says so but then they make an effort to sell you replacements, so i just wanted to make sure.
Thanks in advance guys.



seanr9ne is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #2
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 66,037
Liked 6240 Times on 4446 Posts
Likes Given: 1686

Default

Those should work just fine, but they are very expensive! It looks like $33 for 12? Thats a lot, I think. I use Grolsch bottles (same principal) and you can reuse the caps but after a few uses, you should replace those rubber gaskets. You can tell when they get worn and don't seal well any more.

You could also just use regular beer bottles and those are free at dumpsters or if you drink a lot of Sam Adams beer! They use regular caps, and are easy to use too.

It's up to you, of course. Those EZ caps do work.


__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 10:28 PM   #3
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,817
Liked 2890 Times on 1703 Posts
Likes Given: 3520

Default

They're fine..but geez for 2 cases of beer that's pretty expensive...Buy a wing capper and 144 caps for 15 bucks and do like the rest of us do...and spend the other 45 bucks you'd save on ingredients and other beertoys...em I mean beertools

And collect swingtop grolsh and other bottles like it and save those for special, bigger beers and apfelweins..Collecting and Emptying them is half the fun. And it's cheeper...you get the bottles AND the beer.
__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 10:33 PM   #4
seanr9ne
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 6
Default

I guess i could put those 100 something bottles on display in my room to good use huh? Problem is i have to figure out which ones were twisties....i kinda forgot

I know my Boulevards are twists....
Anyone know about these?

Lost Coast Brewery
Saranac
Petes Wicked Ale
Goose Island
Flying Dog
Flying Monkey
Blue Moon


ughhh ill post the rest later...just finished my last midterm and my mind is shot...spring break!
seanr9ne is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 10:36 PM   #5
rurounikitsune
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 101
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Just look at them...

If there are threads at the top where the cap goes, it's a twist-off.

If there are no threads, no amount of twisting would remove the cap.
rurounikitsune is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 10:37 PM   #6
Revvy
Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Revvy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: "Detroitish" Michigan
Posts: 40,817
Liked 2890 Times on 1703 Posts
Likes Given: 3520

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seanr9ne
I guess i could put those 100 something bottles on display in my room to good use huh? Problem is i have to figure out which ones were twisties....i kinda forgot

I know my Boulevards are twists....
Anyone know about these?

Lost Coast Brewery
Saranac
Petes Wicked Ale
Goose Island
Flying Dog
Flying Monkey
Blue Moon


ughhh ill post the rest later...just finished my last midterm and my mind is shot...spring break!
I'm pretty sure most of those are twistoffs....If you're going to spend spring break in bars...raid their dumpsters for pop off empties...

Now if you were a SMART college kid, you would have brewed something 6 weeks ago...and could be getting tanked on YOUR OWN beer for spring break

(These kids thes days...no foresight...sheesh!!!)

Have fun!

__________________
Like my snazzy new avatar? Get Sons of Zymurgy swag, here, and brew with the best.

Revvy's one of the cool reverends. He has a Harley and a t-shirt that says on the back "If you can read this, the bitch was Raptured. - Madman

I gotta tell ya, just between us girls, that Revvy is HOT. Very tall, gorgeous grey hair and a terrific smile. He's very good looking in person, with a charismatic personality... he drives like a ****ing maniac! - YooperBrew
Revvy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
bigjohnmilford
bigger than most
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
bigjohnmilford's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: southern mass
Posts: 2,303
Liked 67 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 116

Default

flying dog and pete's are both pop top.
__________________
What's your hobby Ray? Drinkin. Want a beer Buddy?
bigjohnmilford is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 03:09 PM   #8
tiko
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sandy, UT
Posts: 35
Default

i like the swing top bottles but had a problem with a few not sealing. Flat beer. but most work well.
tiko is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 04:23 PM   #9
ArcaneXor
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,561
Liked 113 Times on 101 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tiko
i like the swing top bottles but had a problem with a few not sealing. Flat beer. but most work well.
Same - you sometimes get the occasional bottle that doesn't seal properly and is either flat or catches an infection.
ArcaneXor is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2008, 05:54 PM   #10
seanr9ne
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Lawrence, KS
Posts: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy
I'm pretty sure most of those are twistoffs....If you're going to spend spring break in bars...raid their dumpsters for pop off empties...

Now if you were a SMART college kid, you would have brewed something 6 weeks ago...and could be getting tanked on YOUR OWN beer for spring break

(These kids thes days...no foresight...sheesh!!!)

Have fun!


That was my original plan...but i just started looking into homebrewing this week, and realized it was much too late for that....my goal is to convince my dad to pitch in with me over the summer cus he loves his Pale Ales.


seanr9ne is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
re using caps newbrewr4fun Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 01-11-2012 07:12 PM
Oxy caps? treemind Bottling/Kegging 2 03-05-2009 06:14 AM
Anyone ever had a bag of bad caps? littlejon326 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 21 01-26-2009 02:21 AM
Old caps, and VERRY old caps sterling214 Bottling/Kegging 1 07-10-2008 06:01 PM
Bad caps? jvh261 Bottling/Kegging 2 08-07-2007 05:51 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS