Why use swing top bottles and where to get them
Swing top bottles are rapidly gaining popularity amongst home brewers. The only problem is the initial outlay. Here we take a look at the pros and cons of using swing top bottles, explain how best to use and maintain them and provide a link through which you can buy them.
So, to start with, what are the advantages of swing top bottles?
The really great thing about them is that they are able to withstand huge pressure and so are ideal for bottling carbonated drinks such as lager. However you do need to make sure you buy the Grolsch style swing top bottles. These are usually stated as such and are capable of withstanding high pressure. They will have ceramic stoppers whereas some inferior bottles will use thinner glass and plastic swing top stoppers. The good quality bottles will easily withstand secondary fermentation and so won’t break….