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Offline gymrat

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Bottle cap discovery
« on: July 22, 2013, 08:04:01 AM »
I have been using the American flag bottle caps they sell at midwestsupplies for a long time. Yesterday I was at the home brew store in Lawrence and they had them. I bought a package. It said on the package that they were oxygen barrier caps. I never knew that. I got them home and compared them to the ones I have already and they are definitely the same thing. They just are not labeled as such when you buy them form midwestsupplies. Not that I am complaining as I have a stout and a porter that I want to age nearly a year to be ready this winter.

I have always liked these caps, not only for the really cool design, but also because they are a sturdier metal than the other caps I had been using. The home brew store was selling them for $3.75 for a bag of 144. I had been paying $4.99. Shipping is a wash as the home brew store is approx 30 miles away. It makes a nice pleasant get away road trip and there are to excellent breweries in Lawrence.
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Re: Bottle cap discovery
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 09:33:25 AM »
I bought some flags, some green and some red.  All are O2 barrier.  Not sure if they'll like these in comps but they are fun and I can code some of my brews by rotating colors.
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Re: Bottle cap discovery
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 10:53:45 AM »
I thought about getting some of the different colored ones to differentiate my beers. But the flag caps are so cool I want them on all of my beers :)
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Re: Bottle cap discovery
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 03:28:38 PM »
Thanks for posting this! Gives me more reason to buy them. I always thought they were overpriced, but this changes my thinking.
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