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Old 04-02-2009, 04:17 AM   #1
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Hey everyone,

Just wondering what everyone uses for beer bottles? I mainly use my PET bottles that came with my Coopers kit. I have been trying to buy Grolsch 4 packs (not a big fan of the beer though) and build up an inventory of these, I like this style of bottle, seems simple and I don't have to mess with bottle caps.

I've thought of breaking down and buying a big set of grolsch styple bottles and phase out my PET bottles. I don't even owne a bottle capper.

Anyway what's your favorite bottle type and size?



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Old 04-02-2009, 04:29 AM   #2
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I use a bunch of bottles from various colorado micro breweries, mostly new belgium. And I also built up a nice collection of the 22oz jewbelation twelve bottles.

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Old 04-02-2009, 04:33 AM   #3
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I like Sierra Nevada bottles or 32 oz. Tecate bottles. Both work great!

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Old 04-02-2009, 04:38 AM   #4
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Actually, I mostly use the standard 12 oz glass bottles most of which came from local microbrews. I am actually in a position of having way to many bottles right now.

I have some 22 ozr's but not too many. I have 2 large boxes of the grolsh bottles that SWMBO got for a steal at garage sale, but I havn't used them yet. I plan on bottling my first Apfelwein in those.
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Guinness bottles are my #1 all time favorite. The sexy feminine shape of the bottles, the ease of label removal... Man, those things are just plain sexy.

#2 are Anchor Steam. They just look... arcane? Ancient, maybe? I don't know, but they look like mini-wine bottles. Good stuff.

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Old 04-02-2009, 04:43 AM   #6
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I like the Longhammer bottles with the hops embossed in the glass....

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Old 04-02-2009, 04:44 AM   #7
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I love the 500ML amber PET bottles myself. Practically indestructible, no capper required and I can take them where glass isn't allowed.

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Don't kill me for saying this, but I did order a few packs of the Mr Beer 1 liter PET bottles (bradsul reminded me) and they work like a champ. Almost a perfect 2 pints after the bottle waste is discarded.

Also, the Odell's bottles are cool. Nice hop wreaths.

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standard brown glass 330 ml pop top bottles

BTW I can buy these at my LHBS
are they not available where you are;

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I like the ones that start full and end up "in my belly"...

Tha being said, I use the 750ml flip top.

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