MichaelH
Has anyone ever used clear bottles? A supplier mistakenly sent me a load of clear. Changed for dark, but told me to keep clear. I know why not a good idea, but just wondering if I should chuck or label 'definitely not for beer brewing'!!
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AdrianDBW
I use one clear bottle every brew- so I can see if it's dropped clear or not before I start letting other people have bottles of it!

There's no reason not to use them really, unless you're going to store them somewhere you can't keep the sun off them. If you go down the beer isle in the supermarket around 20% of commercial breweries use clear.
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MichaelH
OK, yes I wondered at the commercial beer bottles. And cool, really nice idea to use them to check before giving stuff away. Thanks Adrian.
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Pinto
Commercial brewers use stabilised hop isomers and pasteurize their beer if clear glass is used, and though prolonged full sun exposure is needed to "skunk" beer, clear glass brews certainly deteriorate much faster IME. 

If you've somewhere shady to store them and it's a brew that's going to be drunk quickly, there's no foul in clear bottles.  You won't want to be putting your ancient Imperial stout in one tho...

End of the day, brown glass bottles are so easily and freely acquired, it's not worth NOT using em....

Btw,clear glass is superb for storing turbo ciders in [wink]
Beer is like porn - you can buy it easily enough, but its so much more fun to make it [wink]
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MichaelH
OK. Turbo Cider?! That sounds good..I think
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AdrianDBW
MichaelH wrote:
OK. Turbo Cider?! That sounds good..I think


Fermented apple juice basically.

You can add things- fruit, honey, syrups, squash, etc etc to make some interesting drinks!

Have a look at this thread here.
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GHW
I’ve never noticed a difference in clear and brown bottles, I use both. Unless they’re stored in bright daylight I don’t see the problem.
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Pesho77

 its dependent on hop varieties, some hops cant be skunked

 Pesh
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