color or flint?
Posted 30 November 2011 - 08:16 AM
Posted 02 March 2013 - 12:24 PM
I would always fear a descent in product quality when using flint bottles... nothing worse then having a couple hundred bottles that you can't sell... if your really good at leaving them in the boxes and avoiding taking them out any longer then necessary you might be able to maintain your color until selling but I fear people will leave it on their counters at home and if it turns brown at their place assume it's gone bad and complain/stain your reputation ... the producer always gets the blaim when people don't treat their alcohol properly. (working at breweries you soon discover that bars for the most part know nothing about maintaining a beer line and will very quickly blaim you when they ruin a keg of beer you sold them...erg... I ended up just doing the leg work myself to clean the lines and hope they didn't over-carbonate the keg out of neglect)
Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:19 PM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 11:56 AM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:24 PM
the coating is benzophenone.. clear and commonly used in the perfume industry to prevent UV damage to the scents... just felt like I should elaborate on the coating I mentioned
Les Trois, I looked up that coating you mentioned, and found several article mentioning that it can migrate through glass! Which is pretty amazing. They say the chemical is harmless, but regardless, migration through glass seems a little alarming.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:12 PM
I don't get how a surface coating applied to the outside of the bottle could possibly migrate through the glass and affect the food system itself. The physical chemistry doesn't add up in my mind... Perhaps these papers where putting the coating in contact directly with the food (coating the inside) or the benzophenone was incorporated into the glass during the melting process ... I would love to see these articles (I am genuinely curious not doubting your information at all)
Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:55 AM
Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:48 PM
But, I don't think ambient temperature will be anywhere close to absolute zero, so we're safe... for now.
Oregon Spirit Distillers just finished their absinthe bottle and they went with a jet black bottle with green (glow in the dark) ink, very cool bottle. Tasty absinthe too. You might ask Brad if they've done any longevity tests with clear, green, brown, coated and their black bottles. It would be an interesting white paper.
Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:48 AM