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Title: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: liquidbrewing on May 12, 2012, 04:44:16 AM
So every year I want to do something different for my bottled "barleywine".  This year I wanna do an RIS completely over the top, but I want to find some black bottles and black beer caps... 

Anyone got a source?
Title: Re: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: Pinski on May 12, 2012, 05:27:52 AM
Hmmm.... can't say I've seen black bottle caps and I think if you put a RIS in a 'brown bomber' I think you've got yourself a black bottle.  You could do a black wax dip on oxygen absorbing caps and get a really cool effect plus have great packaging for aging.
Title: Re: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: sparkleberry on May 12, 2012, 05:34:38 AM
i've used black bottle caps.  got them at a not so local home brew store.  they exist.  never seen a black bottle though. 
Title: Re: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: jamminbrew on May 12, 2012, 05:47:22 AM
http://www.tradekool.com/products/1654564/Black-Beer-Bottle.html

Minimum order of 30,000...  ouch.
 :o
Title: Re: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: tom on May 12, 2012, 04:19:47 PM
I have some overstock caps that are mostly black.  Check with your LHBS.

Or google is your friend:  http://craftycaps.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=518&products_id=14021
Title: Re: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: jeffy on May 12, 2012, 05:07:40 PM
Why not just spray paint the whole bottle and cap?  Why stop at black?
The Home Despot has this cool paint called trunk liner that spits out a textured green and black color.
Title: Re: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: gymrat on May 12, 2012, 05:53:46 PM
Get your black bottle caps here
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/plain-black-caps-144-count.html

I buy these in the American Flag design. I must say they are good sturdy caps made of thicker metal than most the caps I have had in the past. As a result my capper really puts a good tight seal on them.
Title: Re: Black Beer bottles and caps
Post by: euge on May 12, 2012, 06:12:31 PM
Or clear bottles. They would become black without the need for "spray-painting". ;)