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500 mL beer bottles needed

Posted: |03 Jan 2015|, 13:02
by Doc_Drive
Hello everyone...

I need 500 mL beer bottles and got quite the sticker shock! Buying the bottles for my last batch is about three times the cost for the batch itself! Kegging is out of question for this one due to the style and now I'm trying to source bottles - could either be crown cap or swing top - I don't care about that one.

Ideas anyone - or bottles they don't need? :)

Cheers!

Re: 500 mL beer bottles needed

Posted: |03 Jan 2015|, 13:11
by Dee Envy
For a quick solution if I ran out I keep a box of brown plastic beer bottles with caps.
They don't show off your craft very well but if you are drinking it yourself it works in a pinch.
They are 500ml and hold up to 10 vol of co2. Any brew supply have them.

Re: 500 mL beer bottles needed

Posted: |03 Jan 2015|, 13:43
by Doc_Drive
Yeah, I was looking at the local brew store, but it is 25$ per dozen, with a 20 L batch, I would need 4 dozen which is 100$ just in bottles. They need to be a little bit more presentable as they might be going to investors. I guess I could swallow that cost in light of what's coming down the pipe but I dont really want to and if I can find a cheaper solution that would be all the better...

Re: 500 mL beer bottles needed

Posted: |03 Jan 2015|, 13:50
by ECH
Have you tried any bottle return places? They may sell you back bottles, not sure how much they would charge mind you.

Re: 500 mL beer bottles needed

Posted: |03 Jan 2015|, 16:08
by Venari
Given my remote location, I've taken to purchasing cases of pop bottles from the next town over (my current town doesn't sell bottled pop, only cans).

Could this be an option for you?

I like the Canada Dry bottles. The green colour means less sunlight would get in (not that I keep the brews near a window), but mostly because the long sloped necks are perfect for the sediment removing caps.

Now to actually test to see if the caps are compatible with those bottles...

Re: 500 mL beer bottles needed

Posted: |03 Jan 2015|, 19:25
by Greedy Dragon Brewing
Save on Foods frequently puts their PET bottles on sale. I usually retain my glass beer bottles and re-use them. Cheers

Re: 500 mL beer bottles needed

Posted: |03 Jan 2015|, 19:38
by Winger
When I was in Edmonton I found a couple of bottle depots that would save swing tops for me to purchase. I was paying $.25 for some and $.50 at another. Lots of clean up but that's much cheaper than new bottles.