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brucesanchez
06/08/08 05:48 PM  
375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Would anyone know of a source for smooth sided heavy gauge 375 ml bottles? I really like the Duvel style bottle. I would much rather cap than cork. As much as I love Duvel, I'd like to buy more than 4 at a time. I recieved several comments from my NHC submissions that the Grimbergen and Chimay bottles were inappropriate.

Thanks,

Bruce Sanchez

BPotts
06/08/08 05:57 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
It's only because those bottles have embossed designs on them, I'm assuming. I'm not really sure where to buy blanks, but maybe you should just buy a couple of cases of some tasty belgian and then you have some great beer to drink and two cases of bottles you can use.
BSanchez
06/08/08 06:49 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Thanks for the post. That may be my only option. It's difficult for me to buy cases of quality when I'm a resident of a beer desert state like Oklahoma. I travel often on business and usually fly back with some beers.
BPotts
06/08/08 07:21 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Oh, I see.....yeah I haven't seen any online stores carrying belgian style 375 ml's.
MarkO
06/08/08 07:50 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
I bought some from morebeer.com about a year ago (they are the 375 ml "russian river" bottles, with the 29mm cap).

They still have them listed on their website, but as "temporarily out of stock," unfortunately.

BPotts
06/11/08 01:53 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Mark, you mean "russian river" as in small champagne style bottles?
MarkO
06/11/08 04:17 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Yep -- they are punted, heavy glass bottles identical to the packaging for Beatification, Supplication, and Port Brewing's Older Viscosity.

There is a photo here:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/7977/102304/Bottles_-_375ml_Belgian_Style_Beer_Bottles_12_pack

BPotts
06/11/08 05:40 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Whoa, expensive....those are capable with us sized caps or european?
MarkO
06/11/08 08:01 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Very spendy, indeed. I think I bought them last year for considerably less, but it still galled me to buy bottles at all; but I was in a bottling crisis at the time, with more potentially explosive beer than salvaged heavy glass. Even so, I don't think I personally would spend $30 for 12 bottles.

Those are for European 29mm caps.

Luber
07/03/08 07:03 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Cal Glass makes 750, 375 and 187 ml champagne-type crown caps.

http://www.calglass-pcc.com/

They are near the Oakland airport so maybe you can arrange a pickup; I have picked up orders split with friends in the past, but at the time the min order was $100; they have since increased it to $500, which would be a lot of bottles to carry on a plane ;-) Maybe some folks on the forum would go in with you. Call em for prices and S&H - although I fear it will be high due to gas prices. Although at least you won't pay it coming and going like you will getting em from a homebrew store (not to badmouth em, I love Beer beer and more beer).

Luber
07/08/08 01:37 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Best prices I could find on the net:

Weekend Brewer has green champ 375s 12/$15, and brown 750 Chimay corkers 12/$20

http://www.weekendbrewer.com/beercapperscapsbottles.htm

S&H from VA is probably as much as from CA. Shipping might be less from Northern Brewer (MN) http://www.northernbrewer.com, they have 750 champ and Chimay, 12/$20 didn't see 375s though.

The era of cheap bottles is over it seems - I'll be scrounging as always ;-)

Paul V
12/28/09 01:31 AM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Does anyone know where I can find the 375ml RR style bottles? MoreBeer still doesn't have any in stock. I have several wild ales that I would like to use these bottles for.
Paul V
12/28/09 05:26 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
why are these bottles so damn hard to find?
Josh
12/29/09 12:56 AM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
My suggestion isn't going to be appropriate for everyone (and certainly not anyone in need of a quick fix), but I contact the local beer festivals and ask if I can take their used bottles. After relieving 2 festivals of the bulk of their heavy glass bottles this summer I have enough to last me quite a while (and a nice mix of 375 and 750ml.)
Paul V
01/11/10 02:35 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
If anyone has any of the brown 375ml bottles they do not want. Send them my way and we can work something out. I will make sure you are taken care of. I don't have the distribution to drink that many bottles of RR, lost abbey, or North coast.
Ryane
01/11/10 10:01 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
I know your looking for 375mL but 750's can be had pretty cheap around this time of year

go to a K-mart after the new year and they almost always have the martinellis apple ciders for ~$1 a bottle, I usually stock up with enough so that I get about 5gal of apple juice and will make a cider from that, so essentially i either get the cider or the bottles for free depending on how you look at it

Paul V
01/12/10 01:16 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Thanks Ryane, I appreciate the suggestion. The only problem with it is the apple cider bottles are green.
Rob B
01/12/10 05:50 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
On a homebrew level I am not as concerned with the green 375/750ml bottles. I am not displaying them loosely on a shelf under fluorescent lighting. I keep them protected from light in the cardboard box. I haven't ever noticed one of my green bottles becoming skunked.
Paul V
01/12/10 07:57 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
On a homebrew level I am not concerned with the green bottles either. I want the brown ones for presentation for competitions and such.
Judd
02/19/10 01:32 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
I live in Utah and getting these kind of bottles new or from purchased beer would be expensive or nearly impossible. And I'm a cheap bastard. I go to the glass recycling center (in the posh side of town) and dig out used champagne bottles. I think restaurants dump them so I can usually find 10-20 a visit. I can get 375 and 750s, I even found some 1.5l I check each one for any crap on the inside and skip those. Just soak them in Oxyclean and scrub. You can use the normal bottle caps. They are green, but I just store them in wine boxes to protect from light.
john
02/19/10 03:01 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
Judd,

thats a great idea. im going to start dumpster diving!

im curious how big a concern is skunking? with the use of aged hops and or low levels of hops?

Judd
02/19/10 06:43 PM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
I've never had a skunked bottle. I don't think its a big concern, just keep them out of sunlight and florescent lights. I pick up a few empty wine boxes at the liquor store to keep them in and that seems to work. I think there is a long discussion on the brewing network about the chemistry of skunking.
Judd
02/20/10 11:27 AM  
Re: 375 ml bottles for ~4 vol. CO2
I forgot to mention to bring a ski pole or something if you do go dumpster diving!
 
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