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It's very much temperature dependent. In an episode of brewstrong, Charlie Bamforth mentions that the rate of oxidization is proportional to temperature, and increases 3 fold for each temperature increase of 10°C/18°F. So, if your beer is stored at 4°C (39°F), it will oxidize 9 times slower than if it's stored at 24°C (75°F). Loosely speaking, if it takes ...


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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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There's a UK company starting up that says they're going to do this. They haven't started yet so i can't speak for their quality but probably worth a look because at the very least it would save you on shipping. They're called Your Brew (www.YourBrew.co.uk). They had an offer on to sign up for free samples when they finally open (which i signed up for) but ...


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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 ...


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It'll work fine without a filter. Your main problem is going to be oxygenation. When pouring the beer into the keg, take care not to splash, as this will increase the amount of oxygen dissolved in the beer. Dissolved oxygen causes the beer to go stale faster than it otherwise would. It won't be possible to entirely prevent oxygen from entering the beer, as ...


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I have had the same issue. If the caps are rusting in the little baggie...they weren't really dry. I leave then out on a dry paper towel overnight and that seems to get them to dry out more. If its still a problem putting them in the oven with the light on or just the pilot running in a gas stove will certainly dry them overnight.


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i was also looking for a company that printed bottle tops in the uk and tried www.YourBrew.co.uk ,, I was very very impressed and now use them for all my requirements.


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