TAP-A-DRAFT: first impression... - Page 11 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > TAP-A-DRAFT: first impression...

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2009, 02:27 AM   #101
bguzz
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 123
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


How long can you store beer in the PET bottles before it starts oxidizing?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 03:20 AM   #102
jkarp
 
jkarp's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Elizabeth, CO
Posts: 2,112
Liked 45 Times on 35 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bguzz View Post
How long can you store beer in the PET bottles before it starts oxidizing?
Forever I'd think. They're under positive pressure so air ain't going in.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 04:22 AM   #103
limulus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
limulus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
ATL Burbs, Georgia
Posts: 1,470
Liked 98 Times on 82 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bguzz View Post
I read that people are adding tablespoons of corn sugar to the TAD bottle. Are you adding it directly? or boiling it with water and then adding.

I just did mine like I would do bottles from my bottling bucket...I'm so psyched to try it.

I wound up using 38mm wine caps instead of the cheap caps that came with the bottles. They have a nice plastic gasket in them and are a bit deeper and seal perfect.
I bought extra caps with all my TAD bottles. But, I'm going to get some wine caps. Did you go with metal or plastic wine caps?
__________________
Brewin' on a Medium Brewha BIAC system with glycol


"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
-Ernest Hemingway

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 05:03 AM   #104
ldgenius2000
Recipes 
 
Jul 2009
Gainesville, Fl
Posts: 190

Also where would one get these wine caps?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 06:11 AM   #105
mrgstiffler
 
mrgstiffler's Avatar
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Newberg, OR, Cascadia
Posts: 1,045
Liked 95 Times on 79 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ldgenius2000 View Post
Also where would one get these wine caps?
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=5643

Those caps are listed as being the ones to use when priming. I bought enough for all my bottles. Will use them when I bottle in a week.
__________________
Simple BIAB Calculator

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 01:55 PM   #106
bguzz
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 123
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I went with the plastic ones from midwest supplies. They work great.

I think the TAD bottles are just PET, so even under pressure, the beer can get oxidized as oxygen will pass into the bottle. Betterbottle fermenters are PET, but they do something special to them so that they don't transfer oxygen like normal PET.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 03:22 PM   #107
limulus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
limulus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
ATL Burbs, Georgia
Posts: 1,470
Liked 98 Times on 82 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mrgstiffler View Post
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=5643

Those caps are listed as being the ones to use when priming. I bought enough for all my bottles. Will use them when I bottle in a week.
Those are the ones I ordered and they are indeed black as stated on the MW site. The ones that came on the bottles were also black. I also went back to MW and ordered a 4-pack of TAD bottles and extra caps. These black caps have a white liner but don't really have a gasket in them (I guess the white liner is the gasket).

MW has these wine caps but I can't tell what type of seal is inside:
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=4336
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/produ...px?ProdID=4878

AHB has these which definitely have a different type of seal:
http://www.austinhomebrew.com/produc...oducts_id=2446
__________________
Brewin' on a Medium Brewha BIAC system with glycol


"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
-Ernest Hemingway


 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 03:42 PM   #108
bguzz
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 123
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


whoops, I goofed. I got the same caps you have listed from AHB, but I got them at my LHBS instead of Midwest. I ordered the TAD caps from midwest and got the standard ones with the waxy cardboard seal.

All I can tell you is the polyseal caps were in the wine section of the store, but they are the same and work great.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 03:49 PM   #109
limulus
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
limulus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
ATL Burbs, Georgia
Posts: 1,470
Liked 98 Times on 82 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by bguzz View Post
whoops, I goofed. I got the same caps you have listed from AHB, but I got them at my LHBS instead of Midwest. I ordered the TAD caps from midwest and got the standard ones with the waxy cardboard seal.

All I can tell you is the polyseal caps were in the wine section of the store, but they are the same and work great.
Excellent! Those polyseal caps are the ones I'll get to replace the black ones. Unfortunately, BMW does not have wine supplies. I'll probably order them from AHB.
__________________
Brewin' on a Medium Brewha BIAC system with glycol


"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut."
-Ernest Hemingway


 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2009, 05:53 PM   #110
Richabt
 
Richabt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2009
Tallahassee, FL
Posts: 436
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts


I have been using the ones you mentioned from AHB with the "different" seal. I bought them from my LHBS and they have worked out great for me. Much better than the original caps.
__________________
On Deck:
Primary: Hefe
On Tap: Backporch IPA, Rosemary Pale Ale

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I was under the impression... wildwest450 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 15 08-15-2012 10:43 PM
Peoples impression of apelwein at BBQ RodfatherX General Chit Chat 19 06-24-2008 02:07 AM
WB-06 Not Making a Good First Impression Evan! Recipes/Ingredients 6 02-06-2008 08:00 PM
Tap-A-Draft Lochboy Bottling/Kegging 12 11-19-2006 06:02 PM
Built-In Draft Setup / Refrigeration vs. Draft Box Fiery Sword Bottling/Kegging 5 11-09-2006 07:03 PM


Forum Jump