kle11az wrote:Come to think of it, my Mr. Beer kit arrived today. If I want to rush into making another batch of brewski really quick, think these containers will keep my fresh-brewed beer from going flat?
If you look, a beer (or any other carbonated beverage) container has a SMALL lid, and is TIGHTLY secured. That is to keep the essential (co2) gas inside that container. The force on the lid will increase with the square of the surface of the opening.
You need a strong plastic, or glass bottle, with a hole that you can (just barely) fit a dime through, if not smaller.
You need to condition (second ferment) your beer at almost room temps, and a large lid, on a soft plastic container will lose ALL the co2 generated.
(Yes, I used to be a homebrewer, as well as working at a microbrewery.)