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2020: Best commercial glass 375ml bottles for homebrew ?

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by CasualNerd, 15/2/20.

 

  1. CasualNerd

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    Posted 15/2/20
    I have found a few threads covering this but nothing recent, so please direct me if I've missed something.

    I've been using Brooklyn Lager 355ml bottles for homebrew and love them. I put most of them in the recycling when I moved house but I've since discovered they only sell BL in cans now so I can't get any more :(

    Previous experience with bottles from the homebrew shop was woeful, they seem to crack pretty easily. I've just capped a couple of 375ml coopers pale bottles and they have sealed fine but they definitely don't look securely capped being a screw top bottle.

    What's available in the 350-375 ml range, even if I have to drink my way through a few cartons of something rubbish ? Looking for nice strong, plain bottles with a crown cap edge. Not interested in swing tops etc. Hopefully without embossed branding all over them. I'd kill for a couple of hundred Brooklyn Lager bottles right now.
     
  2. JDW81

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    Posted 15/2/20
    I think the little creatures bottles are crown seal, and fairly heavy duty.
     
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    Posted 19/2/20 at 12:53 AM
    Little Creatures are the best 330 mL bottles I've found – and the labels come off really easily in a warm Disan/Napisan soak. Feral bottles are okay, but a bit taller and much more expensive. Some of the 345 mL ones are also taller (and good), but I can't remember which beers they came from.

    A lot of the 375 mL ones are screw tops. I avoid them.

    Other potentials might be something like Gage Roads, but I didn't save any of the bottles for homebrew.
     
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    Posted 19/2/20 at 5:29 AM
    I always liked the James Squire bottles when I still bottled. Nice design and robust. Aldi sometimes sell beer called Flensburger. They have swing top bottles but are smaller than the other 500ml swing tops (330ml I think), and they look cool too.
     
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    Posted 19/2/20 at 6:23 AM
    Where are you located? I have 150 odd stubbies, including a fair few LC bottles that I was waiting to cash in at woolies.
     
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    Posted 20/2/20 at 9:40 AM
    Asahi bottles are the best. Crown seal and dark glass.
     
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    Posted 20/2/20 at 1:23 PM
    +1 for Asahi bottles and their box. The boxes hold up well over time and other bottles fit well in them since Asahi bottles are taller than most others.
     
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    Posted 22/2/20 at 7:08 AM
    Coopers tallies have done me well over the years
     
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    Posted 22/2/20 at 7:12 AM
    Although they are 750ml
     
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