From the HBD Archive
From: Eric Mintz <ericm@bach.ftcollinsco.NCR.COM>
Subject: Bottles
Date: 1992-03-25 23:28:35 GMT

>From: trwagner@unixpop.ucs.indiana.edu

> I have a question that is burning....

> I have some srew on bottles. A few are the Ballantine Pale Ale
>bottles. Can I use these to bottle when I brew my first batch? Or is
>bottling screw on bottles very iffy? Has anyone done this successfully??

>Ted

People recommend using returnable bottles because the glass is thicker
and more suitable for withstanding the stress of reuse. Have you ever
bent a wire back and forth until it breaks? That's what happens to
bottles (sort of) when you pressurize and depressurize several times: it
weakens the structure of the glass.

You might get away with using disposables a few times but sooner or
later: kaBlewey!!

- --Eric

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