16 oz. Brown Glass EZ Cap Bottles w/ Swing Tops
Our 16 oz. flip top brown glass swing top bottles seal with a plastic, gasketed lid and a wire bale (included). They come 12 per case, and ship in a cardboard case with dividers.
Why choose brown glass bottles?
The beer bottle glass color you choose for your homebrew will greatly impact its taste. Dark amber or brown glass greatly reduces UV light from spoiling the beer. Sure, any colored glass beer bottles filter out both visible and ultraviolet light. Brown glass blocks out more light than green, making it the optimal choice for bottling homebrew. Dark beers also absorb more light than light beers, making it essential to store stouts, bocks, and the like in brown bottles, while lighter beers can be stored in green bottles.
Since, clear glass beer bottles don't block any light, they are the least desirable choice for long term beer storage, with the exception of any specific beverage whose color was the primary characteristic you were trying to stress, such as a red ale.
Easy to use, no capper needed. Dark glass protects from light hurting your brew. May also prevent broken glass from unexpected secondary fermentation pressure.
Sadly, the seals don't work well on these bottles. There is a vertical seam in the plastic toppers that appear to foil a good seal and allows the gas to escape. I'm going to try to dremel them flat and see if that makes a difference. The glass bottles themselves are heavy and solid.
I appreciate the ease of bottling but occasionally the seal doesn’t work. I haven’t taken the time to figure out if it is a particular bottle, but I really concentrate now to make sure the seal is set evenly on the bottle - but that doesn’t seem to be the problem. I have some flippies from about 40 years ago that I got when stationed in Germany. When I started brewing a few years ago I remembered those bottles and even with the original rubber gaskets I’ve been using them - heavier bottles and they always have a great seal.
I have 1 set of the brown and 2 sets of the clear and they are all working well. None have been broken upon delivery.