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Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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Green beer bottles?
« on: November 30, 2016, 03:26:19 PM »
What's the difference in the level of protection between the brown glass bottles most beer comes in and the green bottles only a few brewers use?

What do these brewers do differently that allows them to use the green bottles?

Thanks in advance for your reply.
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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2016, 03:32:36 PM »
From what I understand, there is minimal, if any, protection from light with green glass. Typically it is a marketing thing. I seem to remember reading something somewhere that some of these brewers use a special chemical to help prevent skunking but it only helps temporarily.

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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 04:00:44 PM »
Many brewers who use greem or clear bottles use treated hop extracts instead of hops.  The treatment consists of modifying the alpha acids by hydrogenating some of the double bonds so that they don't participate in the skunking reactions, IIRC.

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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 04:38:15 PM »
Many brewers who use greem or clear bottles use treated hop extracts instead of hops.  The treatment consists of modifying the alpha acids by hydrogenating some of the double bonds so that they don't participate in the skunking reactions, IIRC.

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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2016, 05:50:42 PM »
Many brewers who use greem or clear bottles use treated hop extracts instead of hops.  The treatment consists of modifying the alpha acids by hydrogenating some of the double bonds so that they don't participate in the skunking reactions, IIRC.

Does this meet Reinheitsgebot for Pilsner Urquell?

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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 05:58:43 PM »
FWIW for home brewing purposes as long as they are never exposed to light green bottles are fine.
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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 08:47:57 PM »
Many brewers who use greem or clear bottles use treated hop extracts instead of hops.  The treatment consists of modifying the alpha acids by hydrogenating some of the double bonds so that they don't participate in the skunking reactions, IIRC.

Does this meet Reinheitsgebot for Pilsner Urquell?
Treated hop extracts do not meet Reinheitsgebot. 

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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 02:15:43 AM »
FWIW, Heineken and Yeungling all use green bottles and untreated hops.

Pilsner Urquell no longer uses green bottles, but they didn't use treated hops either.
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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 05:37:19 PM »
FWIW, Heineken and Yeungling all use green bottles and untreated hops.

Pilsner Urquell no longer uses green bottles, but they didn't use treated hops either.
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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2016, 12:23:31 AM »
FWIW, Heineken and Yeungling all use green bottles and untreated hops.

Pilsner Urquell no longer uses green bottles, but they didn't use treated hops either.

I have a few Yuengling in amber bottles.

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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2016, 03:07:07 AM »
I was excited to see Saison Dupont in a BROWN bottle recently.
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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2016, 04:23:45 AM »
Set a six pack of Heineken in direct  sun for half an hour then cool it down and (try) to drink one. When I lived in Las Vegas you couldn't finish a Hienny by the pool before it got skunky.

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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2016, 02:02:17 PM »
I was excited to see Saison Dupont in a BROWN bottle recently.

All the 330ml Dupont beers are brown bottled.
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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2016, 03:05:50 PM »
I was excited to see Saison Dupont in a BROWN bottle recently.
Awesome! I will have to keep my eyes open for these.
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Re: Green beer bottles?
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2016, 03:06:57 PM »
I was excited to see Saison Dupont in a BROWN bottle recently.
Awesome! I will have to keep my eyes open for these.


Yeah, I'll be looking for sure.
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