Homebrew bottling tips?!

Question: Homebrew bottling tips!?
I am about to make another batch home homebrew ale!. I use a barrel for secondary fermentation!. However, i have a work friend that would like to try some!. Can i syphon some into a standard bottle, I!.E!. an old water bottle in good condition obviously!? I don't want to fork out on a load of bottles just to use one!. Any advice is appreciated!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

A plastic bottle is probably a bad idea although they do make plastic bottles for the purpose of homebrew!. Glass bottles should be readily available for free or as an alternative you could get something like a growler or grolsch bottle!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Glass soda bottle are getting scarce and most of the beer bottles use twist off tops now!. I've used two litter plastic bottles even though they aren't recommended!. I get away with it about 95% of the time!. My preference is the 5 gallon stainless steel kegs!. They beat the hell out of washing bottles!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Just make sure the bottle is clean, any type will do!. I've used plastic and glass and come out fine!.

Be sure to leave some head space and use about a 1/4 tsp of sugar for priming if you are using a 12 - 16 oz bottle!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

No problem!. You don't want to use such a bottle for any extended storage but for a day or two, it should be fine!. Just keep it in a bag to exclude the light and don't overheat it!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

No problem - I use old glass lemonade bottles all the time!. I find the best way to clean/sterlise them is with any of the 'denture cleaners' like steradent!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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