Travel help: how much does a 750ml weigh?

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  1. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    Hi all. Trying to guess how many bombers i can put in my checked bag but I don't have a scale. Anyone know how much a bottle weighs? Thanks!
  2. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    A pint's a pound the world around.

    750ml = 25ish ounces

    The glass itself will add a few ounces too, but it should be easy to guesstimate close enough.
  3. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    geez google 1 gallon water. 8.34 pounds, beer is 95% water. figure 2 lbs for the beer, and 1 for the bottle.
    aprox 3 lbs per bottle.
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  4. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    liquid oz are not weight, geez.

    at least not exactly.
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  5. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,602) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    You were close.
    Etre Gourmet says 2.9 lbs :grinning::slight_smile:

    Im just being a ball buster today.

  6. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Depends on the specific bottle Cantillon 750s are ~3.4 lbs. 22oz bombers can be as low as 2.2 lbs.
  7. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    no worries I went and hand weighted a empty 750 seems about a pound give or take.
    those bottles vary a bit. but I bet most European bottles are quite thick, I weighted a Dupont bottle.
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  8. daniloknezic

    daniloknezic Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2009 Illinois

    Thanks everyone this should give me enough of an idea to avoid baggage fees.
  9. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    you could always ship some to yourself, I do everytime we are over in Europe.
  10. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Yes, I do realize that, thanks. 16 fluid ounces of water weighs 1.04 pounds. Close freaking enough. I certainly didn't make up the "A pint's a pound the world around." quote.
  11. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    lol, I know I was being silly.:wink: that saying is old but semi right, if you do not include the bottles.
  12. xsouldriverx

    xsouldriverx Initiate (0) Aug 5, 2006 New York

    Depends on the beer bc they will all have different densities. But for shipping in my liquor store a 750ml of wine is 4-5lbs lower for wine, higher for champagne bc of the extra glass. 1.5 liters of wine are 7-8 lbs. Since beers use a bit thicker glass in that format (usually) a guess of 4.5 lbs should be conservative enough.
  13. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    I took pictures so you can see for yourself.


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  14. bigsippin

    bigsippin Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2012 California

    what else you weighing on that thing?
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  15. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

  16. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    My super accurate bathroom scale says they are 3.3 lbs. When I'd pack cases for transatlantic flights (mostly Cantillon), I'd account for 3.5 lbs/750 and depends on the brewery for the others...much like folks stated previous to me.
  17. stupac2

    stupac2 Zealot (518) Feb 22, 2011 California
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    When I was flying with 750's a 12-bottle shipper weighed like 48 lbs. So if you're shipping 750's like the title says, 12. If you're doing bombers (which aren't 750's) then maybe 13, but you have more packaging so probably still 12.
  18. richardflyr

    richardflyr Aspirant (227) Jul 28, 2009 Connecticut
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  19. kbrinson

    kbrinson Initiate (0) Mar 5, 2010 Indiana

    Go buy one, weigh it, then open it, then drink it, then you'll know. Why are you asking us the question? There's a lot of incentive in finding out yourself. Have a good trip.
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  20. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,254) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    3.4 ilbs just weighed 8 different 750ml's
  21. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (4,671) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Fist pump to brewbetter, I have a similar scale but the 22 oz bomber doesn't equal 750 ml. I weighed (6) 750ml cork and cage bottles from the cellar and the unofficial average was 2.85 lbs., but, the bottle weights were very different, LambicKing had a different figure as would most people, it all depends on the brewer's glassware so my best advice is, if you're trying to avoid baggage fees is to spend the extra $20+ and buy a portable luggage scale. If you end up over the limit, that's just more good stuff you end up drinking in your hotel room before you fly home. The other option is to ship some of that goodness home.
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