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Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby B-Man » Sat May 22, 2021 9:18 am

What's your thoughts on storing 40% abv in these bottles. Is the lid ok?
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby Professor Green » Sat May 22, 2021 3:56 pm

Being a premix bottle, I think the seal will be some kind of plastic so I wouldn't trust it.

You could pull that seal out and replace it with one made out of silicon though. I'm sure there are threads around discussing making your own silicon seals.

Probably easier to get some new spirit bottles from the HBS or ask your mates to keep you some of their empty spirit bottles.
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby B-Man » Sat May 22, 2021 7:37 pm

Yeah wasn't sure about the lids. just wanted some small bottle for samples/ takeaways.

I also have some 2L Flagons/Growlers but no lids anyone know where I can get some metal ones that don't cost me more in postage than the lids. only places i have seen do plastic ones.
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby bluc » Sat May 22, 2021 7:43 pm

Buy corks or silicone bungs :handgestures-thumbupleft:
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby B-Man » Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:06 pm

Had some wine barrel silicone bungs so cut them down to fit. Worked a treat.

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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby scythe » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:04 am

Just be careful cutting silicone.
Often the impervious nature of the silicone is based on how it is cured and the resulting surface.
But this might only apply to silicone with fillers, not sure about your wine bungs.
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby B-Man » Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:50 am

Yeah ok might give it a miss for storing in them atm then.
Had found another use. The bungs seal it from the dust etc and I just run my tails into them. Tails go into the feints keg so don't need to cap them with alcohol.
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby southern45 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:14 am

The glass bottle will be fine of course, but personally I'd buy a bag of corks and use a cork lid instead.
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby Yonder » Fri Jun 04, 2021 3:06 pm

Buy a bag of ‘tasting’ corks or order a sheet of thin ptfe from a supplier like US Plastics; cut new liners for the screw on lids.
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Re: Thoughts on storing 40% in these

Postby RC Al » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:05 pm

Another option would be to source some thin SS foil, cut to size and use the original lid to sandwich it on.

Corks are easier :smile:
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