IKEA swing top bottles - Page 4 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > IKEA swing top bottles

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-18-2009, 02:38 AM   #31
gplutt
 
gplutt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Seattle
Posts: 366
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by idkid View Post
I'm not sure if I'm thinking of the same type of bottles, as I don't have an IKEA very close, but I know that at a place called Jungle Jim's in Cincy, I've found a drink (French I think they say) that is sort of like a carbonated (sparkling) lemonade. I buy this stuff anytime I see it because it comes in a swing-top bottle and my two year old loves the juice. They are fantastic for gifts as someone pointed out!

Looks kind of like this link, but not nearly as expensive. Only a buck or two!

French Sparkling Lemonade
I get these at my local Goodwill for about a dollar or two,er the bottles anyways
__________________
Kegged: Stout

Barrelled: Oregon Group Brew Stout
Long term Secondary: Fool's Gold Barleywine
Next: Bohemian Pilsener

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 08:14 PM   #32
BlueSunshine
Recipes 
 
Nov 2009
Pittsburgh
Posts: 354
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I recently bought 16 of these bottles from IKEA. I too am a bit worried about the fact that they're not green or brown. Has anyone ever spray painted their bottles?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 09:05 PM   #33
Spyd3r
Recipes 
 
Aug 2009
Florida
Posts: 159
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I helped a friend bottle his first Mr Beer batch in a couple of these.

They seemed to work well, and I I had him throw them in a couple of brown paper bags...kinda like the bums do it!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2009, 09:56 PM   #34
Munsoned
 
Munsoned's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
DC Metro
Posts: 642
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


For any Terps out there, I saw these last weekend at the IKEA in College Park, MD. I looked at them and thought to myself: no way they'll hold pressure. Guess I was wrong!
__________________
___________________________
“While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats.” - Mark Twain

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2009, 02:17 AM   #35
IffyG
 
IffyG's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Nashville
Posts: 1,393
Liked 62 Times on 51 Posts


What's the longest anyone has stored beer in these bottles? I will be kegging most of my beer and was looking for an alternative to using a bottle capper for the few I want to put aside for a 4 or 5 months at most.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2009, 06:12 AM   #36
cheesecake
 
cheesecake's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
Palatine il
Posts: 1,083
Liked 52 Times on 44 Posts


Wondering how the grolsch gaskets are working with these bottles. they are instock at the local ikea

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2009, 06:40 AM   #37
MrInternet
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Posts: 355
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


+1


67890

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2009, 04:06 AM   #38
wreckinball9
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Lakes Region NH
Posts: 275

I have kept beer in these ikea bottles for many months with no problems for the most part. I had a couple that were flat because i didnt seat the top on just right when bottling. I have now replaced most of the gaskets with the grolsch replacements gaskets with great success.
__________________
You must love this country more than I love a cold beer on a hot Christmas morning. - Homer S.


And how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?- Homer S.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2009, 04:55 AM   #39
MrInternet
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Posts: 355
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts


So what's the consensus for worry-free light protection? I'm guess spray paint?

I wonder how much protection a full-bottle etching would do... a la the carboy etching threads on here. Just smear the glass etcher over the entire surface and haze the entire thing up... might divert a majority of the light?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2009, 04:44 PM   #40
wreckinball9
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Lakes Region NH
Posts: 275

where are people keeping their bottles that they are in direct sunlight all the time? i just keep my clear bottles in the basement or in a cabinet until im ready to put them in the fridge and drink. never had a problem in doing so.
__________________
You must love this country more than I love a cold beer on a hot Christmas morning. - Homer S.


And how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?- Homer S.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swing-top bottles vs. regular bottles MicahC Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 08-05-2014 01:34 AM
Ikea 1L Swing-tops bensyverson Equipment/Sanitation 4 07-22-2009 03:47 AM
Ikea Swing Top Bottles turkey Bottling/Kegging 9 10-25-2007 09:25 PM
Glass swing-top bottles or plastic PET bottles? Zurd Bottling/Kegging 7 08-23-2007 10:16 PM
Swing Top Bottles Majikcook Bottling/Kegging 8 03-10-2005 07:06 PM


Forum Jump