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Old 05-27-2007, 11:41 PM   #1
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I'm going to be brewing a barleywine sometime in the next month, and I'm planning on doing a three gallon batch instead of the normal five gallons. Since this beer is going to be about 10% or more ABV, I was thinking it might be nice to bottle it in slightly smaller botles. Does anyone know if there are, say, 8oz or 10oz bottles available for purchase somewhere online? I seem to recall that Anchor does their barleywine in slightly smaller bottles.

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Old 05-27-2007, 11:47 PM   #2
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Not sure what they might have at your LHBS, but morebeer has a few options.

8 oz:
http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=15623

375 mL (requires corks and hoods):
http://morebeer.com/product.html?product_id=7977

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Old 05-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #3
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Ay ay ay! $35 after shipping for one case of those, or $100 for three cases, which would cover one batch. Dang. I'll have to see if LHBS can order those for me. Thanks for finding them though!

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I use 345ml bottles which are the smallest I can find here. Anything smaller than that and you would need hundreds of them! My last batch (BeastII) took 72 of these bottles.

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Well yeah, I would never use anything smaller than twelve ounces for a normal batch, but for a mega beer like this proposed barleywine, I'd like smaller doses. Plus this will be a smaller than normal batch.

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Don't let fear stop you. I nearly put some of my BeastII (12%) into a 1500ml Grolsch bottle! That would have been good but I ended up having enough of the small bottles.

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just get a 2.5 or 3 gallon keg.

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i realize they are clear but i use 8 oz coke bottles for my heavies and meads

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If you are ok with clear bottles, then I know Corona comes in 7oz bottles. At least they do at a couple of the stores around here.

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