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For long term storage with crown corks (aka: caps), you want to keep the bottle upright, this prevents the content from damaging the seal on the cap. If you are doing long term storage with corks, you want the bottle to be left on its side, or a slight angle, ensuring that the cork is kept moistened by the contents, this prevents the cork drying out and ...


According to the guys at this sour-only brewery they use only glass, stainless or wood. Plastic lets in too much oxygen, leading to acetic acid. Also, the shape of a barrel allows them to eliminate the air space above the beer by topping up periodically with fermented beer. BTW that link is a 3-1/2 hour podcast, but I'm 95% confident the content is in ...

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