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Offline Johnnyv42

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rusted bottle caps?
« on: November 02, 2011, 11:54:45 AM »
A friend of mine gave me about 90 bottle caps, all with some level of rust (some very minute, some quite rusted). Can they be used? Can they be cleaned?
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Offline tighniamh

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Re: rusted bottle caps?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 02:58:47 PM »
My feeling is ditch the rusted caps, caps are inexpensive at my lhbs they sell by the pound for pennies on the dollar, why mess up a quality handcrafted brew to save a few pennies? Just my two cents...
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Re: rusted bottle caps?
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 11:01:38 AM »
no unless you are wanting to make crappy beer that has to be choked down.  why risk it for  a few cheap caps?

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Re: rusted bottle caps?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 08:08:55 PM »
trash
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Offline Rep

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Re: rusted bottle caps?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2011, 10:36:20 PM »
Why would you take the chance of wasting the ingredients, energy  and your time on $1.80 worth of bad parts?

Offline Johnnyv42

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Re: rusted bottle caps?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2011, 10:03:52 AM »
Thanks everyone. I had no idea if a rusted bottle cap was risky or not. I didn't know that just because it was ugly it was also a hazard. The rusted ones are long gone!
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Bottled: Brown, Coffee Stout, Stout, Wee heavy, 60 Shilling, Brown Ale, Smoked Black IPA, American Pale Ale, Vanilla Porter, Wit

 

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