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Old 02-13-2008, 01:31 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a few smaller cappables. Yeah, ok, everyone here is thinking "Less beer??" No, well, yes... There have been times where I've wanted to use like an 8oz bottle for something stronger than average beer.

Ok, my reasons are lame, and hard to describe, but suffice to say I have not been able to find smaller bottles, and I wonder if anyone knows where some could be found (I'd go for used if i knew where to get them).

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Old 02-13-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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The big boys use to make 8 packs of small bottle. As far as I know they still do.

Also some of the imports are only 11oz. compaired to 12 for most domestics.

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Old 02-13-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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do they still make ponies?

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Old 02-13-2008, 04:33 PM   #4
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around Christmas i bought some Coke that was in a small 8oz glass bottle. i thought they would be handy for weekly samples or if a friend wanted to try a homebrew but i didnt want to give up a 16 oz flip top or 22 oz large bottle. i dont see the bottles last time i was at the store, but you might want to check out ebay or something. if you want a picture of what i'm talking about just PM me.

funny side note, i had a friend almost open one of them because i had a stout in there and he thought it was a coke.

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Old 02-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #5
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I've seen some 250 ml bottles around. Apparently they are still common in Mexico. I think I might start using smaller bottles for meads.

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The 11ozers are still bigger than I wanted, but for some of that Apfelwein, I coudl use Coke bottles and not worry about sunlight. Never thought of that. Could also use for beer if I kept it out of the light until ready to drink/give.

I thought for sure someone must make 1/2 size bottles for very strong beer. I remember the first time ever got drunk. First beer of the night was a budweiser little can. Then later a large can of Bud. Then a few Goebel's, interspersed with nips of my friend's old man's Kesslers. That was quite a bit for a young skinny kid!

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Old 02-13-2008, 11:19 PM   #7
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Keep me posted... I'm looking for a stash of smaller bottles for meads, etc.

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:27 AM   #8
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I'm looking for a few smaller cappables. Yeah, ok, everyone here is thinking "Less beer??"
Not less beer, More Beer... http://morebeer.com/search/102304

Check out the Homebrew Supply Sticky under "Ingredients". I think more than one place offers a smaller bottle for big beers. I think that it may also be called a 'demi' champagne bottle...could be mistaken.http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=701
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What about those little coke bottles? I think they are 8 oz... Not exactly cheap, but probably about the size you re looking for.

I still see 6 packs of these regularly...

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Old 02-14-2008, 11:51 AM   #10
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You could always use champagne splits. I know at the bar I work at we sell Korbel in little 187 ml bottles, and instead of being corked they are capped. They also have the benefit of being dark glass, so you won't have to worry about skunking.

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