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williamsdm1111 02-27-2013 02:37 AM

12oz vs 22 oz
Hi. I'm pretty new to both brewing and this site. I'm about to bottle my first batch and was wondering if there is any benefit to bottling in a 12oz vs a 22 oz.

flars 02-27-2013 02:42 AM

Fewer bottles. That's it.

beertroll 02-27-2013 02:45 AM

22oz look nicer as gifts.

williamsdm1111 02-27-2013 02:46 AM

I didn't think there was any real difference. Whats the best way to do labels?

whoaru99 02-27-2013 02:47 AM

I think you get better beer to dregs ratio from smaller vs. larger bottles.

Can pour one 12oz bottle in one fell swoop with little dregs, but with larger bottles you may need to make multiple pours to empty the bottle. Multiple pours from one bottle stirs up more dregs for each succeeding pour.

BayAreaBrew 02-27-2013 02:50 AM

I usually bottle with a case of 12oz bottles and a case of 22oz. I typically use the 12oz'ers as the ones to give to people to try. The 22oz'ers I enjoy exclusively for myself since I mostly enjoy my beer in a pint glass, and want to be able to pour a proper pint. If you're bottling for the first time, try bottling a case of each and see which you enjoy more.


C-Rider 02-27-2013 02:52 AM


Originally Posted by williamsdm1111 (Post 4949176)
I didn't think there was any real difference. Whats the best way to do labels?

Do a search, there are a few labeling topics.

CatHead 02-27-2013 02:54 AM

I prefer 22/24 oz. because it takes less time to bottle, takes less room to store, and technically saves a few cents a batch on caps. I deal with the multiple pours by never letting the bottle tip back and pour into two glasses in one pour.

fbold1 02-27-2013 02:58 AM

22 s are used by people who are lazy and want to cut down on bottling effort.;)

lowtones84 02-27-2013 03:01 AM

I like bottling into both personally. Also, some beers have in between sizes. A lot of English beers seem to have strange sizes. I like a variety, but having at least some 22's definitely cuts down on the work.

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