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Old 06-10-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Advice on a dented Better Bottle

I just ordered a better bottle from AHS. Through shipping, the box got crushed a bit somehow and it is dented in a few spots. It's not horrible or anything, and will hold liquid fine, I'm just concerned with the warping in a few spots. Again, it's relatively minor, but I don't know if these would act the same as a scratch and be able to hold in something that could mess up a fermentation. Any advice? Are these a concern?


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Old 06-10-2008, 07:30 PM   #2
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Call or email them, I am sure that they will replace it.


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Old 06-10-2008, 09:38 PM   #3
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I wouldn't worry too much. I use a dented bb I got from my lhbs for a discount and it's been great. If you want it replaced you may have to contact the shipping company.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. I had already sent them an email. I got a response saying that it should be fine even if there is a crease as long as it isn't scratched. That's sort of what I figured, but it was my first better bottle and I thought I should ask. If it is just a small cosmetic thing, it's not a big deal and I'd rather not go through the hassle of returning it and causing AHS trouble/money, as they have been an awesome source for homebrewers.
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:33 PM   #5
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I too have a dented better bottle from some place, and it's worked fine, so I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:20 PM   #6
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Those bottles can hold about 2psi of positive pressure. That might be enough to pop the dent out.
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Or if it's in a good place to reach it, use a broom handle to pop it out.


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