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Old 10-25-2008, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default Recommending Great Bottling Bottles (Swing-Top)

I thought I would share a great source of swing-top bottles for anyone interested. Monchshof Schwarzbier comes in great 500 mL swing-top bottles for $3.99 each at a Total Wine store near me. I figure instead of paying $2 for a bottle at the LHBS or an online supplier, I'll get these which are probably better quality. The best part though, is the beer that comes in them is awesome! It's wonderfully roasty with big chocolate flavor and a subtle hop aroma that balances everything perfectly. It's delicious, and at only $4 a bottle, a steal. I've been using them for a while but just decided it would be nice to share the secret with those who didn't know it. Check them out, you wont be disappointed!



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Old 10-27-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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Am I the only person still bottling around here?


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Old 10-27-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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Yes, yes you are.
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Nope, you arent the only one.

I do not think I will ever go to kegs.

I only drink a few times a week, and I like to share. I do not particularly like bottling, but do not find it that tedious. I have 25 1l swingtops, 20 .5l swingtops, 20 .5l crown caps, 25 22oz bombers, 48 16 oz ezcaps... I usually do about half and half big bottles and 12ozers for samples and to give away.

Thanks for the tip on the bottles. I got a bunch like that from craigslist complete in plastic case. They are much better quality than the ezcap bottles.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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I don't see myself ever going keg so thanks for the tip. Whenever I go to a store that sells beer I look for swing top bottles. The stores near me don't carry any, but I keep looking.
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I recently found Schwelmer beer locally, which comes in both .5L and 330mL sizes, with very nice, thick brown glass swing-top bottles. I've seen their Pils, Hefeweizen and Bernstein, which is an amber lager.
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In Portland, OR area, New Seasons store has the beer, along with another 2 german brands, all three great beers, swingtops. I use them for bottling, too, they work great. I also use .5l Grolsch, and 1l swingtops from the homebrew store.
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Do the Monchshof Schwarzbier swingtops accept the same replacement gaskets that are sold for EZ-cap bottles?

If so I'm definately picking up a case of that at my local Total Wine and More.
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Do the Monchshof Schwarzbier swingtops accept the same replacement gaskets that are sold for EZ-cap bottles?

If so I'm definately picking up a case of that at my local Total Wine and More.
I've never had to replace a gasket so I don't know. You could probably pick up a single to try it out though.
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Do the Monchshof Schwarzbier swingtops accept the same replacement gaskets that are sold for EZ-cap bottles?

If so I'm definately picking up a case of that at my local Total Wine and More.

They should... They look identical to the German swingtop bottles I got off of Craigslist. They were Erdinger IIRC, and the replacement ones work great.


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