Stella Artois 750ml corked bottle £2 @ Sainsburys
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Stella Artois 750ml corked bottle £2 @ Sainsburys

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I've been watching these for a while and they finally got cheap enough to buy. Nice bottle for brewing as well.
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I prefer Buckfast but this seams ideal
Wife beater, served in a bludgeon.
Grolsch used to have the best bottles for homebrew but I haven't seen those tops for years.
Sorry your drink was corked, you should be able to return it for a full refund.
Tyranicus66

Wife beater, served in a bludgeon.



If you cant handle 4.8% then stick to skol
It's not Stella, it's Baltic in disguise 4.8% pap
got one of these free from the stella artrois x-mass draws, not bad actually
inicholson

Grolsch used to have the best bottles for homebrew but I haven't seen … Grolsch used to have the best bottles for homebrew but I haven't seen those tops for years.



Look in your local ASDA - 3 for £5.

I think this Stella is the Belgium import which is a lot better than the UK version.
Sharpe

Look in your local ASDA - 3 for £5.I think this Stella is the Belgium … Look in your local ASDA - 3 for £5.I think this Stella is the Belgium import which is a lot better than the UK version.



Wow! You're right £1.66 a bottle (no multibuy offers in Scotland so we save 2/3 per bottle!) with the old fashioned tops on.
AKA a pint of "what the f**k are you looking at". X)

Heat added, this is not bad stuff in small doses!!
Sharpe

Look in your local ASDA - 3 for £5.



Shame you can't get the large swing tops anymore (750ml or 1l? can't remember)

^ still do on some german beer
Would be good if it were the Belgian one as it's still 5.2% abv over there. Belgian Stella now has a "new look" too (same design that's been on the UK cans the last 5 years).
Can anyone confirm if it's imported? Tastes better than the UK bottled Stella, but at 4.8% I fear it isn't..
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I was reading the bottle last night and it said it was imported Belgium lager.
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jeczap

Shame you can't get the large swing tops anymore (750ml or 1l? can't … Shame you can't get the large swing tops anymore (750ml or 1l? can't remember)


Grolsch made 1.5l swingtops in the early naughties. Rare to find them these days - they were a thing of beauty.
Oh, how chavvy.
grantwomack

Grolsch made 1.5l swingtops in the early naughties. Rare to find them … Grolsch made 1.5l swingtops in the early naughties. Rare to find them these days - they were a thing of beauty.



I've got one! I brewed in it for the first time the other week - useless really tbh. The first pour is okay but it soon disturbed the sediment and the next two pints where cloudy. Like you say though, still looks nice. I'm just brewing some stout so may leave some in it for ages then just pour it all in one go.
grantwomack

Grolsch made 1.5l swingtops in the early naughties. Rare to find them … Grolsch made 1.5l swingtops in the early naughties. Rare to find them these days - they were a thing of beauty.



those are the bad boys......I remember buying them from a Tesco where I used to live 2002-04
grantwomack

Grolsch made 1.5l swingtops in the early naughties. Rare to find them … Grolsch made 1.5l swingtops in the early naughties. Rare to find them these days - they were a thing of beauty.



I remember those. They were about a fiver each and came in it's own case.
As these are corked, how would you seal them if homebrewing? Would a normal sized crown cap go on the top?
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George287

As these are corked, how would you seal them if homebrewing? Would a … As these are corked, how would you seal them if homebrewing? Would a normal sized crown cap go on the top?


Crown caps won't work but I managed to push the original cork back in without any worries. Save the wire and cork and it'll be fine. Otherwise, you'll need to get the equipment from a homebrew shop.
Edited by: "grantwomack" 19th Feb 2013
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