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Old 10-01-2017, 11:43 PM   #1
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Hi all , I'm thinking about buying some brown glass bottles, do you think there's a difference between them and the plastic pet ones in the taste ?


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Old 11-01-2017, 12:29 AM   #2
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glass every time,those pet bottles some times dont carb up and i hate beer in plastic, i have a pair of waterford crystal beer glasses and its a luxury to drink a cold beer from them. i know were to get bottles at £12 for 40 and new plastic stacking crates are £8 each that hold 20 bottles, if your interested let me know.
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I prefer glass but use pet bottles as carb testers. pet may not your best bet for long term beer conditioning and you can't zap the bottles in the oven like you can with glass. Plus I love capping a beer bottle screwing the lid on my pet carb testers isn't the same.

but they're safer and lighter to post and it is fun to give the bottles a squeeze to see if they've carbed up

Here's a question, why aren't beers being sold in 500ml pet bottles?
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I haven't noticed any real difference between them other than weight for transportation and storage of bottles empty and full. I wouldn't be drinking homebrew from the bottle due to the sediment Where do you get your bottles from Tanzanite?


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I prefer glass but use pet bottles as carb testers. pet may not your best bet for long term beer conditioning and you can't zap the bottles in the oven like you can with glass. Pluts I love capping a beer bottle screwing the lid on my pet carb testers isn't the same.

but they're safer and lighter to post and it is fun to give the bottles a squeeze to see if they've carbed up

Here's a question, why aren't beers being sold in 500ml pet bottles?
Keg Kingdom sell cap-able Oxybar PET bottles:
http://www.kegkingdom.co.uk/collecti...p-beer-bottles

I've bought or used them but they look interesting!
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Keg Kingdom sell cap-able Oxybar PET bottles:
http://www.kegkingdom.co.uk/collecti...p-beer-bottles

I've bought or used them but they look interesting!
I would have thought being able to easily screw a lid back on was a plus on PET..

They seem like the worst of both worlds to me
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Glass every time. Never had a nice tasting beer out of plastic.

Plus glass bottles are free and there is an endless supply.
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Keg Kingdom sell cap-able Oxybar PET bottles:

http://www.kegkingdom.co.uk/collecti...p-beer-bottles



I've bought or used them but they look interesting!


I seen a Homebrew YouTuber called crewewolf use these but he had to use a twin handle capper coz the table top cappers had to much force and would squash the bottle when trying to cap them


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Glass swingtops are the best but i have some plastic swing tops i still use. Dont like the pet bottles, hard to carb them up. I have broken around 6 cheap glass bottles in the last week when capping and thats so annoying. Lost 2 bottles of my Punk IPA clone, raging waste of beer.
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I haven't noticed any real difference between them other than weight for transportation and storage of bottles empty and full. I wouldn't be drinking homebrew from the bottle due to the sediment Where do you get your bottles from Tanzanite?


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