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Old 07-13-2010, 02:16 AM   #1
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anyone know where I might buy some 12 oz cobalt blue bottles? I know about keeping them out of the light, etc. I keep my beer in the case and in the basement while conditioning. I just really like the look. I've seen 16 and 22 oz but have not found anyone selling the 12's.

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Old 07-13-2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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I don't think I have ever seen a blue 12 oz bottle. Good luck man!

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Old 07-13-2010, 02:59 AM   #3
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anyone know where I might buy some 12 oz cobalt blue bottles? I know about keeping them out of the light, etc. I keep my beer in the case and in the basement while conditioning. I just really like the look. I've seen 16 and 22 oz but have not found anyone selling the 12's.
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/12-oz-cobalt-blue-bottles-nittany-ale-case-of-24.html if you can get the screened labels off (paint stripper? acetone?)
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:53 AM   #4
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i just got those from midwest supply,they are pretty effing cool

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b.t.w., do you need to keep those out of the light ?

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I picked up a few cases of the cobalt bottles from Midwest. I thought it was a good deal.

Definitely keep them out of the light, though. The cobalt glass is going to let the light get through, unless you want skunky beer.

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Old 07-13-2010, 05:30 AM   #7
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b.t.w., do you need to keep those out of the light ?
Yeah. The April 10, 2008 episode of BBR has all the science: http://www.basicbrewing.com/index.php?page=basic-brewing-radio-2008

There's also a link to the pdf of Brad Sturgeon's analysis.

Basic takeaway: Blue is even worse than green. "Note that the green and especially blue are inefficient at filtering the higher energy UV light (less than ~ 400 nm)."
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There's a thread around here about removing the paint from the Cobalt Blue bottles from Midwest. Fill the bottles with water (for displacement) and immerse them in C-L-R. This will remove the paint and in most cases will not leave a "shadow". I have done this with great satisfaction.

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