Homebrew Belgian Beer Bottles - Where To Get?

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  1. treyrab

    treyrab Champion (827) Aug 26, 2007 California
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    I have bene looking at local homebrew shops and online for either A) The 11.2oz Belgian beer bottles, or B) The 750ml cappable Belgian Beer Bottles (i.e., like Jolly Pumpkin, not like the Bruery) and have not had any luck. I'd like to bottle my upcoming saisons and Belgians in these, but only have a few that I have drank.

    Does anyone know where to buy these?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Poo-Bah (5,387) Aug 18, 2008 Illinois
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  3. nozferatu46

    nozferatu46 Initiate (142) Mar 24, 2008 Indiana

  4. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (979) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Funny. My LHBS is the name of the homebrew shop near me and today they just posted that they got the cappable/corkable Belgian 750's. Probably a lot funnier to me than anyone else but oh well.
     
  5. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

  6. Gueuzedude

    Gueuzedude Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2003 Arizona

    perhaps not quite what you are looking for, but 750ml, green Champagne bottles with standard american cap sizes are available:

    e.g.: http://www.homebrewit.com/wine-making-bottles.php

    The russian river 375 ml bottles will be on the market soon with both a cork version (like russian river) or a cap version available in the near future.
     
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  7. treyrab

    treyrab Champion (827) Aug 26, 2007 California
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  8. Gueuzedude

    Gueuzedude Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2003 Arizona

    Yes, I use one of those bench cappers and they work just fine for American Champagne bottles.
     
  9. nozferatu46

    nozferatu46 Initiate (142) Mar 24, 2008 Indiana

    They don't look like 750s because they are... 16.9oz bottles. I no where claimed that the 16.9oz bottles were 750s. Figured the thick glassed ones I found, that take a cap, might be a potential option for the original poster.

    I'm sure they understood that when I called a bunch of bottles 16.9oz bottles, that they weren't 750s.
     
  10. Blanco

    Blanco Devotee (458) Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  11. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    You said they have "them" at your local shop. Them refers to Belgian bottles (regardless of size) designated in the OP. What you linked to are not Belgian style, and all I was doing was clarifying that fact.
     
  12. treyrab

    treyrab Champion (827) Aug 26, 2007 California
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  13. nozferatu46

    nozferatu46 Initiate (142) Mar 24, 2008 Indiana

    There are several types at my LHBS, which include 750s. The bottles in which I posted about (which are not from my LHBS) I stated were 16.9oz bottles, which are appropriate for belgian beers due to their higher pressure ratings. I'm sure the original poster had the sense to realize that those bottles weren't 11.2oz or 750ml bottles.

    I'm also positive that putting beligian beer in those bottles would not, in fact, destroy the beer or the space time continuum.
     
  14. Thorpe429

    Thorpe429 Poo-Bah (5,387) Aug 18, 2008 Illinois
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    FYI, I e-mailed Northern Brewer and they expect to have the Russian River-style 375mL bottles within the next few weeks!
     
  15. leedorham

    leedorham Crusader (701) Apr 27, 2006 Washington

    Do you know of any local bars that have bottled Belgian beer? They might be willing to let you grab them out of the recycling bin.
     
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