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Offline 1 atm Brewing

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Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« on: September 10, 2011, 08:39:06 PM »
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.
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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 05:42:45 AM »
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..
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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 05:45:58 AM »
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.
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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 07:30:40 PM »
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.
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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 10:23:57 PM »
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.
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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 06:23:00 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...)

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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 07:59:02 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...)

Rogue is also using 7oz bottles for some of their imperials but selling them for $5 - $7 ea :o 
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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 05:54:57 AM »
Although they're clear, get you some  7 oz. Coronita's!!  

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Re: Smaller than 12 oz. bottles
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 10:00:08 AM »
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.

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