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When I ran out of bottles a few brews ago, I decided to use a couple of Yuengling bottles to have somewhere to put the last 24 ounces of beer. I didn't really care if they didn't work out, but I have to say they were even bigger failures than I'd imagined. The twist-top grooves on the bottles didn't allow for a satisfactory seal, and they both ended up ...
Yuengling bottles will work fine. I'm not sure exactly what you mean by "will take a non twist-off cap" Because if your using a typical capper you shouldn't be capping on twist-off bottles. One issue with Yuengling is that their bottles are often green, and if you don't keep them clear of the light once filled you will easily get skunky beer. Just something ...
You say the caps were "firmly on". No offense, but if they're leaking the caps weren't fully sealed. Possible culprits could be the bottles or caps you use, your capper, or your technique. we need to know more about what you do and how you do it to narrow that list down.
It sounds like you're not getting a good seal on the caps. Do you notice carb loss over time? Do they leak when you simply tip them upside down? If so, it could be any number of things: the capper, your technique or the bottle itself (e.g. twist off rather than pry-off).
Were you using plastic pet bottles? If you use soda bottles some of them have a blue plastic seal under the cap which acts like a washer when you screw the cap down. If the cap is old the plastic seal may not be effective. Another option is that some plastic bottles do not use the blue plastic seal so you have to be careful as the what bottles go with ...
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