Coopers DIY Deluxe Oxygen Barrier Home Brewing Beer Bottling Set, 740ml

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Coopers DIY Deluxe Oxygen Barrier Home Brewing Beer Bottling Set, 740ml Includes 15, reusable #740ml #oxygen #barrier plastic PET bottles, caps and bottle labels A must have for every homebrewer Designed to provide everything you need to bottle a 3 gallon batch of #beer or hard cider Makes storing and drinking your beer easy and

Coopers DIY Deluxe Oxygen Barrier Home Brewing Beer Bottling Set, 740ml

Coopers DIY Deluxe Oxygen Barrier Home Brewing Beer Bottling Set, 740ml

  • Includes 15, reusable plastic PET bottles, caps and bottle labels
  • A must have for every homebrewer
  • Designed to provide everything you need to bottle a 3 gallon batch of or hard cider
  • Makes storing and drinking your beer easy and convenient
  • These bottles are completely reusable and are composed of FDA compliant plastics and are BPA free

With the DIY 740ml Oxygen Barrier Bottles you will get everything you need to bottle your beer. With these Oxygen Barrier Bottles you can bottle your beer and relax knowing it will lager for the long haul with this completely reusable 740mL Oxygen Barrier System. These bottles provide greater protection against oxidation and carbonation loss over time, so beers that you want to cellar for longer periods will withstand the test of time.

List Price: $ 22.99

Price: $ 22.63

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Edward F. Shimkus says:
30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Most convenient and reusable bottles., October 31, 2011
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Edward F. Shimkus (La Luz, NM,) –

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I brew beer in 5-6 gallon batches which yields approximately 55 12-ounce bottles. Bottles are easy enough to come by: drink up a couple of cases of non-screw-cap beer and save the bottles; metal caps are readily available. What I find tedious is capping. One can purchase flip-cap bottles ($160 for 55); caps for one’s saved bottles ($1.25 for 55) plus a capper ($13-150); or plastic bottles/caps ($30 for 30 25-ounce bottles).

The turn off for me is capping: capping 55 reusable glass bottles with metal caps is a time-consuming chore fraught with failure, to say nothing of the abuse to one’s hands. In my hands, at least 10% of the caps go awry and I have to redo them; some I don’t catch and the beer is flat. Bench bottle cappers do a better job but, at $100 or more, I’m not inclined. Metal caps are out! Spending $150 or more for 55 flip-cap bottles is not my idea of prudence; one also needs to periodically replace the rubber gasket on the cap – if you can find them.

Initially, I purchased a couple of cases of Coopers PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) bottles as a compromise: screw caps and only $30 for 30 25-ounce bottles needed for 5-6 gallons of beer. I won’t go into it here (Google PET bottles) but the latest composition/coatings of PET bottles has overcome most of the objections to long-term storage in plastic bottles. Each bottle holds 740 cc (24.7 oz or two 12-oz bottles of beer); the included caps are the safety screw caps normally found on soft-drink bottles. To complete the brewing process, one fills 25-30 bottles (v. 55) and simply screws the cap on with no failures. As an added bonus, I’ve reused the caps (leaving the spent safety ring on the bottle) with no problems, although one can purchase caps for $6/75 caps (with the added hassle of removing the safety ring from the new cap or the bottle). Because the plastic caps are fitted with a compressible plastic liner, I find that I can drink a glass of beer and cap the bottle without the beer going flat in a day or so.

I have not seen anything written about scratch resistance but I do not clean the PET bottles with the bristle brush I use on glass bottles for fear of scratching (and making cleaning/sterilization problematic). As soon as I empty a bottle I thoroughly rinse it, cap it, and then wash it in hot water at my convenience.

I have only one very minor “complaint” which is not worth a rating down-grade: the bottle bottoms are not entirely flat but consist of 5 knobs or “toes.” On a flat surface (table/desk) they are fine; on a refrigerator grill shelf, they are a bit wobbly and are easily tipped – a nuisance rather than a problem. In the end, my compromise turned out to be anything but: the modest cost, convenience, speed of operation, and excellent results make this a smart buy.

Ed

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Richard C. DePontee says:
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect alternative to glass bottles!, May 9, 2011
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Richard C. DePontee (Dixon, MO) –

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For those of you that are constantly reusing your bottles or make as much beer as I do, you definitely want to change to these. Bottling is easy and so far, no exploding bottles. The last batch I bottled was 9.8% by volume. It literally blew the bung and hydrolock across the room from the ammount of active fermentation. Even still, no bottles burst.
The other handy thing is if friends take a bottle or two home, they are definitely unique so they remember to return them to me. The size is perfect. Anyone who brews knows that 12 oz. is nowhere near enough.
Easy to clean. I rinse after pouring and then throw them in the dishwasher. When I go to bottle again, a quick shot of StarSan and they are ready to go. I soak the caps in a bowl of StarSan during bottling.
Because they are plastic, when I prime them, I roll them across the kitchen floor to ensure it’s completely mixed. That’s NOT something I would do with glass bottles.
I will NEVER bottle in glass again. I will be purchasing plenty more of these Cooper’s bottles. Hope this helps with your decision.
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T. Bagshaw says:
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great bottles at a great price, March 8, 2012
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T. Bagshaw (Margaritaville) –
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These bottles are great! I searched the web over and could not bet the price of these bottles for their size. I like that they hold 24oz so I have half as many bottles eating up fridge space and half as many to clean. Heck you gonna drink it all anyway! I mostly keg my 5 gallon batches but these are nice for the occasional 2 gallon test batch or giving samples to your buds (as long as they give them back). I don’t know if I would put my yummy Smoked Scotch Ale in them and leave it for months to age but for a beer you will be drinking soon they can’t be beat.
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