Flip top bottles

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    ChilliMayne New Member

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    I bottle my brew with 75cl flip top bottles ( wine bottle with grolsch lid). I have found that some come with a sealant ring that cant be removed from the ceramic and these particular ones dont seal as well causing me alot of grief with priming :evil: :evil: :evil:

    Anyone else come across this??
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    I've got 4 cases of the bomber flip tops if anyone wants them they can have them.......They are junk! Do yourself a favor and get a capper and real beer bottles. I dont mean to sound so negative about it but you get really pissed when you work hard on your brew and half of it turns out flat.
     
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    my small supply of grolsch bottles have never failed me, must be a quality issue
     
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    I have over 100 grolsch bottles I aquired from my dad. My very first batch there were a few flatties so we replaced the rubbers. These bottles had been used a lot. Since then not a problem. I do have a couple of the fixed seal bottles and the seals are harder. More of a plastic. I use them sometimes but worry. Have never had a prob yet but see where the potential is there.
     
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    In a batch of Belgian Golden Ale I made recently, I bottled again with 75cl flip top bottles.
    This time I made sure that the gasket and top were both sanitized and most importantly, dry.
    Out of the entire batch only one didn't prime well. And this bottle I left in the fridge for at least 2 days before I went to drink it.
    Is it possible that the low temperature in the fridge killed the active yeast in the bottle , rendering it flat and unprimed??
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    I put my conditioned bottles into the fridge to help them clarify. I think it makes them taste better. That alone won't hurt the carbonation.

    It could have dropped the carbonation a little because of the colder temperature. Most likely it was the seal on the bottle, or the priming sugar wasn't 100% evenly distributed. I usually have 1 or 2 flat bottles, even though I stir the bottling bucket regularly during bottling.
     

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