Register Now!

Wine Making & Grape Growing Forum > Other Topics > Beer Making > Bottles to Use/Avoid?


Help Support Winemaking Talk by donating using the link above or becoming a Supporting Member.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-07-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
PPBart
Senior Member
 
PPBart's Avatar
 
Oct 2009
Posts: 298
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



As I slide further down that slippery slope...

I've been making wine for years, but planning to add beer brewing within next few weeks (retired now, so I've got more time for the important things in life), just gotta decide what to make first.

As for bottles, I'll stick to pry-off brown bottles, already accumulated several dozen -- mostly Michelob Amber Bock, Heineken and a local brew called Southern Pecan Ale (excellent brew!).

Are there any brands which I should specifically not use (and thus not waste time/effort collecting/cleaning)?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 10:38 AM   #2
Tom
Senior Member
 
Tom's Avatar
 
Nov 2006
Posts: 11,356
Liked 86 Times on 61 Posts
Likes Given: 2


Stay away from CLEAR bottles like Corona. Green is OK if you keep them filled and in the dark. Also, no screw cap bottles.
__________________
Fermenting

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 11:38 AM   #3
Jenks829
Member
 
Aug 2010
Posts: 52

I haven't had success with capping Amstel Light bottles. They must have a different diameter opening or some other dimension.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 01:52 PM   #4
cpfan
Senior Member
 
cpfan's Avatar
 
Nov 2006
Posts: 4,857
Liked 179 Times on 156 Posts
Likes Given: 39


Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom View Post
Stay away from CLEAR bottles like Corona. Green is OK if you keep them filled and in the dark. Also, no screw cap bottles.
I have no prolems with clear bottles. I just store them in the dark.

Steve
__________________
the procrastinating wine maker in the Niagara Region of Ontario Canada
"Visual signs of fermentation are highly overrated"

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 03:44 PM   #5
grapeman
Administrator
WMT_ADMIN.png
 
grapeman's Avatar
 
Nov 2005
Posts: 15,126
Liked 1157 Times on 768 Posts
Likes Given: 179


Wish you were closer. I have about 10-15 cases I would love to get rid of. My nephew gave me about 20 cases a few years ago and I rarely use over 4-5 in a year. They were new ones from a microbrewery. The pallet had dropped at unloading so they threw them all away. I had I think one chipped bottle out of 20 cases!
__________________
Hid-In-Pines Vineyard

Experience a Taste of the Champlain Valley.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 06:05 PM   #6
WinoOutWest
Member
 
WinoOutWest's Avatar
 
Jan 2010
Posts: 82

I don't seem to have any problems with my Corona bottled beer. Always been stored in the dark.


Really LOVE my Grolsch bottles though. They are bigger and no capping. Wish I had more of these.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 06:37 PM   #7
brewmandan
Junior Member
 
Dec 2010
Posts: 15

stick with brown bottles--other colors will let light to pass through easier, ruining the flavor of the beer.
also, avoid twist-off tops as they will not get as good a seal when capping as a pry-off top will.
i've always had good luck with reusing sam adams bottles as they are pry-off. the amber bock bottles will work well as well.
__________________
Remember, I pullin' for ya, we're all in this together! :b

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2011, 11:25 PM   #8
Airplanedoc
Senior Member
 
Jan 2011
Posts: 218
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I like the 500ml Hofbräuhaus bottles. Less to fill, I am starting a collection as we speak

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2011, 12:23 AM   #9
wvbrewer
Senior Member
 
wvbrewer's Avatar
 
Nov 2010
Posts: 365
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I have been using EZ cap bottles with no problems. You can usually get them for around 23 dollars a case new. These are 16 ouncers, but you can get larger sizes. I have used them for beer and cider. They look good and are easy to use.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Wine Making Forum Replies Last Post
WineXpert Any wine kits to avoid? bdavidh Kit Winemaking 12 05-01-2015 07:00 AM
Anyone need bottles? Runningwolf General Chit-Chat 26 08-04-2011 08:47 PM
bottles larry Beginners Wine Making Forum 12 11-11-2009 05:33 PM
new bottles outdoorsmadness General Wine Making Forum 3 10-22-2009 04:22 PM
An "Avoid Confusion" tip! Joanie General Wine Making Forum 5 12-05-2008 06:56 PM


Forum Jump