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Re: aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2012, 07:33:39 AM »
Thinking about this... Now the bottle-cans have some sort of liner like any other can does I'm assuming. Good for a couple uses but I'd start to worry about the plastic eventually breaking down.

Thoughts on this?

I'd especially be concerned if you heat-sanitize your bottles (such as in the dishwasher) that the plastic might melt and/or break down.
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Re: aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2012, 09:37:02 AM »
Thinking about this... Now the bottle-cans have some sort of liner like any other can does I'm assuming. Good for a couple uses but I'd start to worry about the plastic eventually breaking down.

Thoughts on this?
Good call.  That puts a real damper on the whole idea...

Even more of a damper when you consider that, beer being acidic, that lining almost certainly contains BPA
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Re: aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2012, 09:41:25 AM »
Thinking about this... Now the bottle-cans have some sort of liner like any other can does I'm assuming. Good for a couple uses but I'd start to worry about the plastic eventually breaking down.

Thoughts on this?

I'd especially be concerned if you heat-sanitize your bottles (such as in the dishwasher) that the plastic might melt and/or break down.
I do use the sanitize feature on my DW. Well guess it's gonna stay glass in my brewery. Shame since the features of a metal container are intriguing.
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Re: aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2012, 10:29:42 AM »
Hey AleForce: I only have limited experience (one Bud Lite 16oz that my wife drank), but based on that experience I suggest that you use a bench capper if you have one.  I used a wing/two-handled capper on the bottle I have and it worked.  But because the bottle (that I had, at least) doesn't have a flare on the neck (like most glass bottles), the wing capper didn't have much to grab onto.  As a result, I slightly mangled the bottle's rather soft neck.  The cap held though, the brew carbonated, and I did like the bottle.

If you survive the Bud Lite, let us know how it works.
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aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2012, 05:00:27 PM »
Heineken comes in aluminum bottles now. Goes down easier than Bud, especially since it's not skunked.

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Re: aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2012, 06:11:00 PM »
for me the bud is better, but everyone different
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Re: aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2012, 07:30:02 AM »
Even more of a damper when you consider that, beer being acidic, that lining almost certainly contains BPA

But only if you care about BPA. ;)
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Re: aluminum "bottle cans"
« Reply #22 on: August 17, 2012, 10:53:05 AM »
Heineken comes in aluminum bottles now. Goes down easier than Bud, especially since it's not skunked.
I use the green Heineken bottles for beer i'm giving away since i have a friend who drinks alot of Heineken and the plastic labels dont come off when you wash.
I went to a Roger Waters concert at the Verizon center and the aluminum Bud bottles were everywhere which gave me the idea. I do alot of backpacking and boating and like the idea of non-glass bottles. also much lighter than glass. I'll try a case of these and see how long they hold up.
In the meantime, if LHBSs can get generic-looking aluminum bottles I would be all over it.
And as far as the BPH thing, how long does beer have to be in contact with the plastic to absorb a measurable amount of BPH?
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