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Title: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: 1vertical on September 21, 2011, 03:25:05 PM
the thread pattern and closure on 2 liter plastic bottles of canada dry
ginger ale...not sure what all else is now no longer the same...

GRRRRRRRRR......my carbonator (http://www.austinhomebrew.com/images/Carbonator-Cap-green-th.jpg)no longer will seal the gas in the new

 style....pssssssst.....dammit!  >:(  >:(  >:(
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: bo on September 21, 2011, 03:39:08 PM
You can make your own with a cap and a tire valve.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: a10t2 on September 21, 2011, 04:07:47 PM
Kroger (aka City Market) store-brand club soda and tonic water still come in 1 L and 2 L bottles with the standard PET threads. I don't know if they have a store-brand ginger ale, but for $0.78 apiece you could always just dump out the club soda.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: 1vertical on September 21, 2011, 05:29:27 PM
Thanks guys, I just needed a little rant I guess. I have not looked very far for a
substitute.  The last 2 times I have bought that product the empty pet bottle did not
seal...so I figured with my luck the entire industry had left me in the dust as usual....
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: euge on September 21, 2011, 06:29:21 PM
I complained about this a while back. Pretty much all the PET bottles in my area have gone to the new thread and cap. The Carbonator people need to do a redesign or this nifty little item will be useless.

I've been hoarding my 2&1 litre bottles.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: tschmidlin on September 22, 2011, 07:49:33 AM
The Talking Rain 2L bottles, and some store brand ginger ale and tonic water bottles I've gotten recently have all worked no problem with my carb caps.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: 1vertical on September 28, 2011, 04:48:42 AM
Great Idea above tho... ::)
 Out comes the drill and the tire valve.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: euge on September 28, 2011, 06:43:06 AM
I went the tire-valve route first and prefer the QD design as it is more stable and fits in with my system well. Get the screw on inflater for tire-valves. That way you don't have to hold it together while you shake the bottle.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: narvin on September 28, 2011, 02:28:06 PM
I buy store brand club soda since there's no flavor to be left behind and they still fit.  I have to take the ring off that is attached to the cap when you buy it, though.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: bo on September 28, 2011, 06:10:59 PM
I've found that a good soak in an Oxiclean solution will take care of the soda flavor/smell.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: denny on September 28, 2011, 06:14:36 PM
And if Oxiclean (or PBW) doesn't do it, a strong baking soda/ warm water solution likely will.
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: bonjour on September 28, 2011, 06:45:08 PM
And if Oxiclean (or PBW) doesn't do it, a strong baking soda/ warm water solution likely will.
can you define "Strong"?
Title: Re: Manufacturer has Changed
Post by: denny on September 28, 2011, 06:49:36 PM
And if Oxiclean (or PBW) doesn't do it, a strong baking soda/ warm water solution likely will.
can you define "Strong"?

Damn you nitpickers!  :)  Not really, I guess.  It's kinda one of those "I know it when I see it" situations.