How much does a 12oz. bottle of beer weigh?

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  1. Providence

    Providence Crusader (794) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    I am filling out a packing slip and need to estimate the weight. Any idea on how much a full 12oz., standard sized bottle of brew weighs?

    For that matter, how much does a full bomber wiegh? A 16 oz tall boy? A 12 oz can? A 750ml? Maybe someone's got a chart somewhere?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    How tall is a 36" yardstick?

    Are you trying to figure out the weight of the glass bottle because 12 oz is a measurement of weight?

    16 oz = 1 lb = .45 kilos
     
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Savant (975) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    1lb for all of the above.
     
  4. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    What's heavier? A pound of feathers or a pound of gold?
     
  5. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    1 liter = ~2.2 lbs = 1 kilo (water)
     
  6. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (716) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Rough ballpark... 1 pound for 12oz bottle, 2 pounds for a bomber, 3 pounds for a 750.
     
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  7. claaark13

    claaark13 Initiate (0) Nov 29, 2007 Indiana

    I'll bring a beer to work this weekend when no one is around and weight it on our mail machine.
     
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  8. Providence

    Providence Crusader (794) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Wow, didn't take long to get snark attacked in this thread did it?

    Thanks to those of you that helped out!
     
  9. Providence

    Providence Crusader (794) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    A 12 oz. bottle of beer weighs one pound and a 750ml bottle of beer weighs one pound? I don't think so.
     
  10. Providence

    Providence Crusader (794) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Thank you my man! That's all I was hoping to find.
     
  11. Hanzo

    Hanzo Savant (975) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    It's an old trading joke where guys put 1lb on any box they send no matter the weight.
     
  12. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    91.44 centimeters, duh. Amateurs....
     
  13. Providence

    Providence Crusader (794) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    Ahhhh, gottcha.
     
  14. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    If he is shipping motor oil in 12 oz bottles, you would be correct. I just verified on motoroiladvocate.com

    Since he specified beer and beer is +90% water, I think my answer was sufficient.
     
  15. FishPondManager

    FishPondManager Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2012 Colorado

    A pints a pound the world around.

    That's all I got.
     
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  16. juliusseizure

    juliusseizure Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2009 New York

    People don't seem to understand the difference between fluid ounce and ounce.
     
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  17. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    Correct. My answer was only partially correct. A fl. oz. (volume) is different than an oz. (weight) and different than a measure of mass.
     
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  18. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (961) Mar 17, 2009 Washington

    I bench press my box then some different size weights and write down whatever feels close.
     
  19. jtmartino

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California

    Please, no. We already have enough dumb people running around this country, not to mention the Imperial system is garbage.
     
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  20. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    Ewwwwwww...
     
  21. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Dude, total vagina move!
     
  22. Kopfschuss

    Kopfschuss Initiate (0) Aug 19, 2009 Oregon

    It's cool bro, I got saran wrap.
     
  23. RedBeeron

    RedBeeron Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2012 California

    OP, you're getting a decent level of flak because unless you're scheduling a UPS/FED EX pickup or dropping the box off directly to the driver via your workplace or some other system, the drop off facilities are just going to weigh your box anyways, and disregard the weight you input when making your shipping label.
     
  24. linnymtu

    linnymtu Zealot (574) Apr 2, 2010 Michigan
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    Hey, it helped me out. I had the same question and googled it and it lead me here on the first link. So Cheers to you sir!!
     
  25. Joenajera

    Joenajera Initiate (58) Apr 26, 2013 California

    Just weighed some 12oz bottles. With very little variation, my scale says 564g or 1.25 lbs.

    Btw, 22oz was 1042g, about 2.3lbs; 750ml was 1573g or just around 3.5lbs.
     
  26. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Crusader (742) Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Thank you, this came in helpful stocking the new shelves in the cellar. 150# rating per shelf, should be good with 48 bombers + a case of 12 oz or 36 750 ml + misc bottles.
     
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  27. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,019) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Does anyone include the weight of the glass and bottle cap?
     
  28. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,019) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Does UPS or FedEx usually catch and change the weight? I always see packages coming in weighing waaay less than I thought they should, but always fear to do it myself as to not bring extra attention to my box.
     
  29. Joenajera

    Joenajera Initiate (58) Apr 26, 2013 California

    Glad to help.

    I weighed full, sealed bottles. the 750s I weighed were cork and cage.
     
  30. tommyguz

    tommyguz Meyvn (1,019) May 14, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I was just messin' everyone was saying 12/1/226 oz is a weight measurement....
     
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  31. PeterR

    PeterR Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2013 California

    Providence -- I use these measurements as a guide. Hope it helps!

    Beer Vessel Shipping Weight Estimates (roughly rounded up to the quarter-pound)

    CANS:
    12 oz.......................13 oz (0.75 lb)
    16 oz.......................17 oz (1.25 lb)

    BOTTLES:
    12 oz.......................20 oz (1.50 lb)
    375ml......................30 oz (2.00 lb)
    22 oz bomber...........36 oz (2.25 lb)
    750ml......................54 oz (3.50 lb)
    32 oz growler............52 oz (3.50 lb)
    64 oz growler..........110 oz (7.00 lb)
     
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