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Old 02-27-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default 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.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:42 AM   #2
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Fewer bottles. That's it.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:45 AM   #3
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22oz look nicer as gifts.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:46 AM   #4
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I didn't think there was any real difference. Whats the best way to do labels?
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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.
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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.

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