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Swing top bottles for decanting cider

AndieSantos Nov 2, 2012 12:17 PM

I've been unsuccessfully searching for swing top bottles (500ml) for decanting some homemade cider. It seems as though I'll have to accept defeat unless someone here can provide some guidance. Also, perhaps it would help to have the french name for this dying breed of bottle.

If anyone has any input, it would be greatly appreciated!


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    Maximilien Nov 2, 2012 12:27 PM

    Have you tried asking some of the home beer stores ?

    (my google-fu seems to be lacking this PM, sorry for no real help).

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    1. re: Maximilien
      AndieSantos Nov 2, 2012 12:41 PM

      Any ideas where those might be? Home beer stores are not easy to come by in Mtl.

      1. re: AndieSantos
        westaust Nov 2, 2012 01:21 PM

        a quick search in the yellow pages

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      finefoodie55 Nov 2, 2012 12:46 PM

      Use empty Grolsch bottles.

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        EaterBob Nov 2, 2012 02:54 PM

        Marco's Spruce Beer also uses them and is available in a bunch of places around town (there is $1 deposit on each bottle). You might also want to talk to the people at Paul's Patates in the Point, they make their own spruce beer and might be willing to share the name of their supplier with you. (And not only is their spruce beer delicious, but they make some of the best fries in town.)

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          catroast Nov 3, 2012 08:05 AM

          Have you tried any of the restaurant supply stores such as Mona? You might find some at Bacchus on Bernard in Outremont. Also, this month a beer and wine supply store is opening beside Van Horne pizza.

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            heliotrope Jan 11, 2013 06:46 PM

            i too am looking for the flip top bottles. did you have any luck?

            Did get 750 ml size at provigo via the presidents choice bubbly lemonade, but its not cheap, at 5-6$ per bottle.

            I would prefer more of a single serve rather an 500 ml.

            Would be up to buying the grolsch, but havent found anywhere that sells grolsch in the flip top bottles.

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            1. re: heliotrope
              C70 Jan 11, 2013 07:00 PM

              I got a 4-pack of Grolsch bottles recently, at the dep near the SW corner of St. Urbain & St. Viateur. Using them for oils & vinegars.

              The beer was $10 for 4x 473 ml. bottles.

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              Rambling_Rocks Feb 7, 2014 11:03 AM

              Stone Brewery has them ! Haven't been able to find it online though.

              1. heybaldy Feb 8, 2014 02:25 PM

                I do not waste unfinished cava and champagne any more, since I have repurposed several european beer swing top bottles. I also use them to store balsamico vinegar. Do call Choppe a Barrou, they know what you need,

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                1. re: heybaldy
                  heybaldy Feb 10, 2014 12:34 PM

                  i meant Chope a Barrock

                2. Ruthie789 Feb 15, 2014 03:56 PM

                  Have you tried any of the stores where you can purchase items to make your own wine and beer?

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