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Beer Bottles 16 oz. - 12 pack

$19.99

SKU# 40550

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Our brown glass European-style 16 oz. beer bottles take a standard crown cap. 12 per case. A brew cave must have!

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Beer Bottles 16 oz.

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More beer! Though our 12 oz. brown glass bottle is more popular, the 16 oz bottle lends and air of European sophistication to your bottled brew. 12 per case - don't forget to add some bottle caps!

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Don't cap reliably - don't buy
I have 5 cases of these bottles. When I first bought I noticed that I could, with some effort, turn the cap on the bottle after it was crimped. I contacted NB and they said it was OK. I used the bottles for a while and they seemed OK. I bought some more. Everything seemed fine.

Most recently I made two batches of beer and bottled most of it in these 16oz'er. I'm using the same bench capper I always use. I'm finding at least 30% of the bottles are not tight. If I lay the bottles on their sides they actually DRIP. Another 10% don't drip, but don't hold pressure well enough to carb.

I think the problem is that the mouth of the bottle, where the cap grips, is noticeably smoother than a regular bottle, and the caps just don't bite well enough. Maybe it was the caps I was using, but those same caps work perfectly on regular bottles. I don't plan on risking another batch with these bottles; they'll probably end up in the recycling.

Don't risk it.
March 15, 2017
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1 year ago
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How much carbonation can these handle?
Anthony M on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The cartons that the bottles come in do not specify. Based on my experience, these are medium weight bottles: not the heaviest and not the thinnest.

For comparison:

The weight of these bottles (16oz size): 342.6 gm or 12.1 oz.
The weight of Heineken bottles (12oz size): 190.6 gm or 6.7oz.

Champagne is from 70-90 psi or 5-6 atmospheres. I have made champagne and sparkling cider in bottles like these without a problem, but if you are concerned about pressure, use heavier bottles or champagne bottles.

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