A Guide to Bottle Closures

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When it comes to bottling homemade drinks, it’s important to choose the correct lid for your needs Each type has benefits, and can affect factors such as preservation, presentation, and ease of use. In this blog post, we'll explore the advantages of four popular options here at Glass Jars and Bottles: swing top, crown top, cork, and screw-on closures.

Swing Top Closures

Swing top closures are known for their convenience and reusability. These closures feature a wire bale and rubber gasket that create a secure seal when closed. One of the biggest benefits of swing top closures is the airtight seal they possess. This helps preserve the freshness and carbonation of homemade drinks like kombucha, beer, and sparkling beverages.

Crown Top Closures

Crown top closures, commonly associated with beer bottles, are liked for their excellent seal and tamper-resistant design. These closures consist of a metal cap and a plastic or rubber liner, which create a tight seal when crimped onto the bottle neck. The secure seal provided by crown tops helps preserve the carbonation and flavour of your carbonated creations, making them ideal for homemade sodas and beers.

Cork Closures

Cork closures give your creations a sense of tradition and craftsmanship, making them a popular choice for artisanal and high-end homemade beverages such as wines, meads, and infused spirits. Corks offer an excellent seal, allowing wines to age gracefully while preserving flavours and aromas. Alongside this, cork closures contribute to the aging process by allowing a small amount of oxygen to interact with the beverage, facilitating subtle changes in flavour and complexity over time.

Screw-On Closures

Screw-on closures are valued for their simplicity and ease of use. These closures provide a reliable seal and are compatible with a wide range of bottle types, including glass and plastic. Screw-on closures are commonly used for homemade drinks such as infused oils, syrups, and non-carbonated beverages. One of the key advantages of screw-on closures is their convenience, as they can be easily opened and resealed without the need for additional tools or equipment.

To learn more about our range of closures for our glass and plastic bottles, get in touch with us today. Call 01134871092 or email us on info@glassjarsandbottles.com

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