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Title: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: 1 atm Brewing on September 11, 2011, 03:39:06 am
I've been making a lot of 1 gallon batches of mead. I'd like to bottle some of the batches, but 12 oz bottles seem a little big. Anyone know where I can find smaller bottles, something like 6-8 oz? I searched around the web but so far can't find anything.
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: brad on September 11, 2011, 03:56:18 am
http://www.beernut.com/zen-cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=474[url]
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: jeffy on September 11, 2011, 12:42:45 pm
My wife recently found Fever Tree ginger ale and tonic at the store in four packs.  The bottles are clear, 6.8 ounces with regular crimp tops (not twist off).  I have been recycling these for my meads so I won't feel like it is wasted going to competitions..
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: tumarkin on September 11, 2011, 12:45:58 pm
If you judge or steward at competitions, you can ask for (and often receive) the empty small bottles that have been sent in to the comp.
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: kgs on September 16, 2011, 02:30:40 am
My LHBS sells 7 oz splits. I have two cases I bought at my LHBS when we lived in Florida... I treasure every bottle and don't let them get away. I am a small person who likes big beers, and these small bottles are the only way to go.
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: phillamb168 on September 16, 2011, 05:23:57 am
8.45 oz/25 cl bottles are super common around here - Paulaner has them, and pretty much all the grocery store beer brands do, too. I personally dislike them, because it means I need two for a pint.
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: dogismycopilot on September 19, 2011, 01:23:00 am
Right now, Flying Dog is selling 8-packs of their high gravity beers in 7 oz amber bottles.
 
(I wondered why it was only 8 bucks for an 8-pack...)
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: JKL on September 19, 2011, 02:59:02 pm
Right now, Flying Dog is selling 8-packs of their high gravity beers in 7 oz amber bottles.
 
(I wondered why it was only 8 bucks for an 8-pack...)

Rogue is also using 7oz bottles for some of their imperials but selling them for $5 - $7 ea :o 
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: liquidbrewing on September 20, 2011, 12:54:57 pm
Although they're clear, get you some  7 oz. Coronita's!!  

http://www.flickr.com/photos/editor/148857378/
Title: Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
Post by: Joe Sr. on September 20, 2011, 05:00:08 pm
Do they still make Little Kings?  If you can stomach drinking it, my recollection is the bottles are around 7 or 8 oz.

They're green, though.

Better yet, drink your way through a case of Thomas Hardy's Ale!