Swing-top Beer caps

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By way of a change, I'm going to try bottled beer instead of my usual keg
(Beersphere). I would prefer to use swing-top stoppers (like Grolch) rather
than the standard caps.Does anyone know of a good online source in the uk,
for bottles and swing-caps? TIA

Bertie



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Well, you can always buy & drink 5 or 6 cases of Grolsch. <grin>

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"Irwin Peckinloomer" wrote in message
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True but I don't think the used bottles would be any good for homebrew
<wink>

 "James T." wrote in message
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They do sell half litre swing-tops in the local HWS but they're double the
price of the regular online capped variety. Thanks but I'll have another
search.

Bertie



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Bertie Doe;14106 Wrote:
> "Irwin Peckinloomer" wrote in message
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Not sure if what you said was meant to be a joke, but...

Grolsch swingtops are excellent for homebrew, as long as you store them
in a
dark place.


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I don't see why not, they're PERFECT!!!

Just remember to keep them from UV and you'll be in great shape.  I use them
frequently.

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On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:51:46 +0100, Bertie Doe wrote:

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Well here in the US, I have been using the EZ-Cap brand bottles for about
9 months now.  They work pretty well.  Maybe they carry those at your LBS.

Hope this helps...

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Yep, you're spoilt for choice across the pond. I searched EZ (flip-top)
bottles and got

http://tinyurl.com/84wz9
........ not sure I'd want to drink my Caslemaine XXXX from a cobalt blue
bottle, but the clear ones are a good price.

Bertie



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Bertie Doe wrote:
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You wouldn't have to worry about the cobalt blue anyhow.  They stopped
making it a few years back.

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"DragonTail" wrote in message
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Agh collectable, should see them on eBay in 10 years at $100 each !!
Michael, am I correct in assuming that the Grolsch method isn't secondary
ferment in the bottle, but simply an injection of CO2 ?

Bertie



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Bertie Doe wrote:
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Bottle just like you would if using crown caps.  My first few batches
were done almost completely with "Grolsch" style bottles.

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Herrenbruck Brewery

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"DragonTail"  wrote in message
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Thanks Michael, I like the Swing tops, dead handy if you want a short swig.


"James T."  wrote in message
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That a good price on fliptops and a very good one for crown caps. I posted
your link to arbor to rcb, ref their Pumpkin Ale Kit.

Bertie



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On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 23:01:38 +0100, Bertie Doe wrote:

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See:  http://www.arborwine.com/pack.html
I use the following:

--> 16 oz. E-Z Cap Amber (Fliptops) [12 per case]
--> 1 liter E-Z Cap Amber (Fliptops) [12 per case]

To be more specific, I use the Amber ones & use that shop above (since
its close my apartment).  And as you can see, they are EZ-Cap Brand
bottles, which has worked well for me..

Hope this helps...


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