Bottling with liter pop bottles...?

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I made my first batch of beer.  I bottled in liter pop bottles and it seems
to keep carbonation and the beer hasn't suffered for it.  I wrap the
bottles in black plastic garbage bags, too.   Are pop (PET) bottles
practiced in homebrewing???


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Re: Bottling with liter pop bottles...?

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seems

I routinely use old-style glass Pepsi bottles.  They are designed for
re-use, and stand up well.  I have used plastic bottles without any
problems, also.  I never tried keeping the beer for several years in
them, though.


Ray Drouillard




Re: Bottling with liter pop bottles...?
: > I made my first batch of beer.  I bottled in liter pop bottles and it
: seems
: > to keep carbonation and the beer hasn't suffered for it.  I wrap the
: > bottles in black plastic garbage bags, too.   Are pop (PET) bottles
: > practiced in homebrewing???
:
: I routinely use old-style glass Pepsi bottles.  They are designed for
: re-use, and stand up well.  I have used plastic bottles without any
: problems, also.  I never tried keeping the beer for several years in
: them, though.
:
:
: Ray Drouillard
:
OK .... two questions:

a) How long will will Home Brew last inside a plastic bottle?
b) How do you develop the power to leave beer undrunken for over a year?

Cheers
T


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This is a much debated question.  Personally, 12 or 16 oz bottles keep
well for a couple months.  After that they begin to get an off taste
(oxidation thru the plastic) and eventually become undrinkable to me.

Larger 2 liter bottles seem to keep longer.  I drank from one of those
after a couple of years (it was lost/forgotten) and it was drinkable
(although the oxidation taste was present).

Now, the above is for re-used PET soda bottles - there are some specially
coated PET bottles made for the homebrew market that may last longer.

Hey, just bottle a batch in glass and plastic and label pairs of the
bottles (one glass, one PET) to open and compare monthly over the next
18 months! :)


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The only way for me seems to be to hide it somewhere and forget it! :)

Derric


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Perhaps it was light, not oxygen.  I keep my beer in cardboard boxes, so
they are totally in the dark until they are used.  I even put the
original cardboard box over the carboys when they are fermenting.


Ray




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Based on question (b), I would have to say that you won't hit the limit.
I made a whole bunch of beer or my wedding, and some of the stuff that I
already had hanging around made it to a couple family reunions -- and
they are spaced a year apart.

I have heard of oxygen migrating through the plastic, but I don't see
how that can happen fast enough to cause a problem.  I had beer stored
in five gallon 'beer balls' for a couple years, and they never went bad.

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year?

I made a WHOLE BUNCH for my wedding.  Then, my FIL insisted on offering
some 'domestic stuff' (What could be more domestic than homebrew?)  Some
people really liked my stuff, but the boozers on his side of the family
got wasted on swill and left the good stuff alone.

So, I ended up with something like thirty of forty gallons of home brew.
Since my wife doesn't drink beer, and my favorite drinking buddy at the
time (an exchange student) went home, I was left with more than I could
consume.

I recently finished everything off, so I plan on brewing up a couple
batches as soon as we move in to our new old (1900) house.


Ray






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