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I have used swing tops for over 10 years. In that time I may have had, at the very most, 10 failures. As brewchez states, swing top seal integrity is paramount. Replacement seals are readily available, and "a dime a dozen" if you purchase in bulk (200 or so). I now replace my seals on a regular basis, and have eliminated the failures referred to above. By ...


In my experience, both work equally well. Where swing tops fail is repeated reuse of the seal on the swing top. Those eventually need to be replaced. They get less pliable with each washing/sanitation cycle. Can't give a specific cycle # because its multivariable dependent. Crown caps are one use only and hence the seal isn't an issue. Can't help you ...

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