Architect & Fledgling Home Brewer (5-Mana Brewing)HBT Supporter
- Oct 21, 2022
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- New york
Trivial…but, have to ask…and if it is a potential issue. I have made about 6 batches of beer so far. I have been bottling in 12-oz bottles, 16-oz. Swing top Grolsch bottles and 20-oz. Swing top bottles. I love the swing tops very much (those are the ones I do not give away). The 12-oz. Bottles I have been getting from my beer distributor. I give them a nickel each for the refund they doled out. I then soak them for several days in PBW (to remove the labels and whatever gunk is in them), run them through my dishwasher on the sanitizer setting and then use my vinator with Star-San when I bottle up the beer. To get to my point…the two types of bottles I get are a long-neck (like a Sam Adams bottle) and shorter one (Lagunitas and Founders) - I attached a pic. When I cap the bottles, the caps seem to fold over the top of the taller bottles better than the shorter ones. Are they different bottle cap sizes? I ask because I am concerned that the stubby bottles may have a weaker seal. I do not notice a difference in carbonation between the bottles, but this is a young hobby to me and I have a few heavy beers in the works that will sit in the bottles for months (a wee heavy and a barley wine). P.S., the bottle caps on the stubby bottles definitely come off easier than the ones on the taller bottles.