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Old 09-23-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Hey, y'all! I'm looking for a US supplier of cobalt blue beer bottles. NOT the wire bail, EZ type but the regular old capper type. I've found a couple of Chinese companies that have them, but you have to buy massive quantities, have them picked up at a sea port (not many of them in KY!)or pay extra to have them picked up and trucked in, and with no guarantee of safe arrival or offset for breakage. I don't mind buying a sizable lot if they are reasonable. Anybody got any ideas?


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Old 09-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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several here: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...e+beer+bottles


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Old 10-04-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thanks, I checked them out and they are all Bud Light Platinum bottles- screw on caps. Found a couple of overseas companies that make them but shipping and minimum quantity makes them too high. I'll keep looking!
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:47 AM   #4
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EZ-Cap bottles can take a regular cap, just leave off the wireform. You have to use a bench capper though, not a hand-held one... or so I have read. This would be an expensive way to get blue bottles though.

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Old 11-14-2012, 12:39 AM   #5
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Curious...has anyone ever tried using the 375 mm wine bottles, corks, and wire hoods? I know it wouldn't be cheap, but could be kinda cool for gift or special occasion purposes. Any issues anyone knows of that would prevent this?
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:14 AM   #6
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i don't see any reason why that wouldn't work. i'd check the bottle neck to make sure the cage has something to grip on to (i.e. not slide up off the neck), but otherwise should work fine.
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- Fermenting: NHCPA (BPA and APA made with ingredients from Baltimore)
- Aging: brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries, sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

 
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:39 AM   #7
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Curious...has anyone ever tried using the 375 mm wine bottles, corks, and wire hoods? I know it wouldn't be cheap, but could be kinda cool for gift or special occasion purposes. Any issues anyone knows of that would prevent this?
Wine bottles won't take pressure. You'd have to go to champagne bottles and I've never seen those in blue.
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blue bottles with swing-tops: http://www.williamsbrewing.com/BOTTLES-C49.aspx


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- Drinking: 2 blends of a rye sour: ECY20 + ECY34, local sour cherry kriek #2
- Fermenting: NHCPA (BPA and APA made with ingredients from Baltimore)
- Aging: brett'ed Belgian blond on raspberries, sour blond on second-use cherries, English Barleywine (half on brett), 3726 saison w/ brett x2 (dregs mix & Lochristi), GNO 3724 saison w/ brett mix, sour cherry mead, acerglyn, and a few other sours...

 
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