Beer Bottles 16 oz. - 12 pack
Our brown glass European-style 16 oz. beer bottles take a standard crown cap. 12 per case. A brew cave must have!
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!
Certainly gives your homebrew a professional look, and have done their job. Two out of the 24 bottles I ordered broke in shipping...but I am pretty sure it was UPS's fault as I was home when they delivered and I could here the guy literally drop the box and glass break.
These bottles competently hold beer and play a vital role int he carbonation process.
Exactly what I was looking for. Very nice quality.
I store bottled beer in the "Conditioning" phase along the coldest wall in basement in Milk crates. Easy to handel the bottles / bottles fit the internal height of the crate / crates can be stacked as high as you can lift the crates are very stable/ lots of free flowing air space.
Five gallon batch = 38+/- bottles / 16 bottles to the crate.
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.