how to reuse 12 oz. commercial bottles

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cola

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so i have these 12 oz. guinness beer bottles that would be absolutely perfect for storing beer. but the problem is that the tops have to be open with a can opener and therefore are therefore "disposable" because the tops can't be put back in place.

im sure there is a way to recan these commercial beer tops...
 

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Yeah, you can simply buy new caps. You will also need a caper and you can reuse the bottles as much as you want. The caps are cheap, no need to try to re-use them.
 

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so i have these 12 oz. guinness beer bottles that would be absolutely perfect for storing beer. but the problem is that the tops have to be open with a can opener and therefore are therefore "disposable" because the tops can't be put back in place.

im sure there is a way to recan these commercial beer tops...
Drink them washed them put beer in and cap them its pretty simple
 

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An easy way to get in the habit of cleaning bottles:

Get a plastic tub or bucket and put in some water and oxyclean. After you open the bottle and pour the contents, immediately rinse the bottle at the tap a couple of times, then go to wherever you have the tub/bucket and submerge the bottle. Once or twice a week, remove the bottles and labels, rinse, allow to dry, and store. When you need em, they'll be pre-packaged and clean!
 

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Get a plastic tub or bucket and put in some water and oxyclean...Once or twice a week, remove the bottles...
Do you have film/residue issues with that? If I let my stuff sit in oxy for more than a few hours (i.e., if the water temp falls below "hot") it always leaves a film.
 

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No - I assume you might have hard water then. A rinse in a vinegar solution should take care of that. I do get a film if I use washing soda to soak, which is just sodium carbonate (oxiclean is sodium percarbonate I believe).
 
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