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PaleAle

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I know there are regular beer bottles and then there are the Grolsh style bottles.

Can I use Growlers (1/2 gallon glass jugs with twist on caps) to bottle my beer?

There is Kegging, but what other alternatives (to spending alot of time capping bottles by hand) are there?

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Boots

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I'm sure that there's an exception to every rule, but as I understand, as long as you can sterilize the bottle, and then seal it tight, you should be able to bottle beer in it (feel free to enlighten me if I'm wrong):

Considerations i can think of (I'm sure there's more that others can add):

1) Strength of the glass to avoid bottle bombs
2) Colour of glass to filter out UV - if it's clear, keep it out of the light
3) Strength of the seal to stop leaking gas.

I have personally used 2Litre "NT Stubbies", champagne bottles, grolsch bottles, and a 1.5ltr Grolsch swing top. I'm sure there are people who have been more imaginative than that .... anyone .....

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GMK

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Bottles to Use.

If u want to drink the beer within 6 months (wheat, lagers & pilsners)
Then use PET Bottles.

1.25ltr....prime with 2 teaspoons of castor sugar.
600ml ....prime with 1 teaspoon of castor sugar.

No problems.....dont need to buy new caps, never had one explode and wont break if dropped...

:rolleyes:
 

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