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Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby rotiJo » 30 Oct 2008, 00:30

can i use those 1.5L bottles to bottle beer? harder ones or those mineral water bottles which are softer, i know they are not amber in colour, but i will use black trash bag to warp them, need advise. ty
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby southernoise » 30 Oct 2008, 01:30

use the soft drinks kind as it is more suited for high carbonation pressures.

you'll have to find a way to get rid of the residual flavours first also... 1.5L is quite a bit of beer to drink in one sitting at home... probably good with friends around.
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby Hunty » 30 Oct 2008, 08:41

rotiJo wrote:can i use those 1.5L bottles to bottle beer? harder ones or those mineral water bottles which are softer, i know they are not amber in colour, but i will use black trash bag to warp them, need advise. ty


yep, 1.5 litre coke style softdrink bottles do work, but as southern points out you do have to remove the softdrink odour first,its amazing how persistent it is. They're also a pain to stand upright in your fridge LOL... and if you condition beer in them its probably a good idea to keep them away from direct sunlight, pedantic as it sounds.
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby htkm » 30 Oct 2008, 13:37

rotiJo wrote:can i use those 1.5L bottles to bottle beer? harder ones or those mineral water bottles which are softer, i know they are not amber in colour, but i will use black trash bag to warp them, need advise. ty


Go and ask the Uncle at the coffee shop to spare you some glass beer bottles. If he's in a good mood you can try asking for the bottle container as well.
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby rotiJo » 30 Oct 2008, 16:42

the 1.5 mineral water bottles can? no odour but abit soft
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby htkm » 30 Oct 2008, 17:05

rotiJo wrote:the 1.5 mineral water bottles can? no odour but abit soft


Not advisible. It's not design to withstand pressure. You can try but there is a chance that bottles might become deformed or even explode due to the CO2 pressure. Also cleaning a mineral water bottles or even a 1.5Lt will be difficult. You need additional bottles? the 30 PET bottles that came with the brew kit not enough?

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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby rotiJo » 30 Oct 2008, 22:07

lazy to fill 30bottles yea, so get 1.5L bottles will be easier to fill and hmm cheaper, harder 1.5L bottles will do the job rite? just need to remove the odour
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby Hunty » 31 Oct 2008, 06:43

rotiJo wrote:lazy to fill 30bottles yea, so get 1.5L bottles will be easier to fill and hmm cheaper, harder 1.5L bottles will do the job rite? just need to remove the odour


save up for TAD liao... :lol:
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby rotiJo » 01 Nov 2008, 17:34

yea wanted TAD but not so soon bah, too exp for learner like me ^^
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby Hunty » 02 Nov 2008, 08:35

Is always a good second hand market for TAD equipment, so you can think to buy new then sell later or pick up something second hand. Not as good as kegging but a great compromise solution. Once you start TAD I can almost guarantee you wont go back to bottling. ;)
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby rotiJo » 02 Nov 2008, 11:36

dun think any brewing will be selling their TAD, like u say, wun back to bottles once use TAD
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby Hunty » 02 Nov 2008, 14:01

rotiJo wrote:dun think any brewing will be selling their TAD, like u say, wun back to bottles once use TAD


dun think so ? I jus sold mine liao :D

upgraded a while back to proper keg system. tats why some people sell their TAD's. If u really want to try second hand, post an ad in this forum... good luck.
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby rotiJo » 02 Nov 2008, 14:29

=((((((((( ahh T_T
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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby Hunty » 02 Nov 2008, 16:59

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Re: Advise needed for bottling using 1.5L bottles

Postby southernoise » 02 Nov 2008, 18:39

I'd be selling a bunch of TAD bottles next year... or even now. :P

Should be upgrading to Kegs next year and brewing just enough to drink. No need for so many bottles.
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