From the HBD Archive
From: Martin A. Lodahl <pbmoss!mal@hplabs.HP.COM>
Subject: Beer Bottle Bombs (revisited)
Date: 1990-01-04 23:28:17 GMT

In HOMEBREW Digest #335 (another outstanding issue), Jon Rodin
<jar@hpcndpc.cnd.hp.com> asked:
"A fellow homebrewer recently mentioned to me that one has to be
careful to use *re-usable* bottles ..... Is there any problem with
reusing twist off bottles?"

My own personal standard is my estimate of the strength of the
bottle. Bar bottles are VERY sturdily built, but some six-pack
longnecks, and most twist-offs, are somewhat more lightly
constructed. I brew mostly British-style ales with mild carbonation
(when it works, that is 8-/), which may be one reason why I've never
experienced the Bottle Bomb Syndrome. I've run across a few
returnable screw-cap soda bottles (750 ml) that are built like
tanks, but I wouldn't re-use a Sierra Nevada bottle.

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