Category Archives: Bottling

Case of 24 Long Neck Beer Bottles AND Crown Caps – $18.59 + free prime ship

North Mountain Supply - ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles - Case of 24 - Includes Crown CapsNorth Mountain Supply – ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles – Case of 24 – Includes Crown Caps

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  • Case of 24 – North Mountain Supply 12 Ounce Amber Beer Bottles – Includes 24 Crown Caps!
  • Each bottle is made to withstand carbonation pressure – Use 48 bottles for a 5 gallon batch of beer.
  • Packed in a heavy duty box to prevent damage in shipping
  • Made and packaged in the USA!

 

Compare: Beer Bottles at MoreBeer – most options have additional shipping costs

Notes from HBF: Using new bottles saves time cleaning bottle labels and insures you have a completely clean and ready to sanitize bottle. I know of some homebrewers that use new bottles for every batch while some use new bottles for competitions and others buy new bottles and re-use time and time again.  Since these are large and bulky, shipping can be a big expense. Consider total cost including shipping when making a buying decision.

9/22/21 10 PM Central: These are selling for $18.59. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

North Mountain Supply – ABB-CC-24 12 Ounce Long-neck Amber Beer Bottles – Case of 24 – Includes Crown Caps – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Three x Carbonation Caps for PET Bottles – $9.99, $3.33 each + free prime ship

3pak PLASTIC CARBONATION & LINE CLEANING CAP,Carbonation Cap 1/4" Barb, Ball Lock Type, Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles

3 x Plastic Carbonation Caps

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  • No Leaks!Fit your Soft Drink PET Bottles Perfectly,no Leaks,like the original caps.
  • Durable!Made of Food grade Engineering Plastic,Performance is close to stainless steel.Safe and Healthy.
  • No Hurt your bottle!The Plastic Cap will not hurt the thread of your PET bottle.The thread of the stainless cap are very sharp,it will hurt your bottle.

 

Potential Uses:

  • PET Bottles as Growlers: These are generally intended to convert 1L and 2L bottles to growlers.  Fill up a 1L or 2L PET bottle with your favorite homebrew.  Put one of these on (purge the headspace by squeezing if you want to) and then pressurize for transport.  This should help to reduce oxygen pickup and maintain carbonation levels.
  • Fine tune or rapidly carbonate beer: You can also use this cap to rapidly carbonate beer.  Same process as for transport, just set your regulator to the proper pressure and shake or agitate the PET bottle to help introduce CO2.  Or hook it up to CO2 and let it sit in you kegerator.
  • Draft Line Cleaning Projects:  I have developed two draft line cleaning projects using (different) carbonation caps  – Build A Recirculating Draft Line Cleaning Pump | Mark II Keg and Carboy Cleaner Draft Line Cleaning Pump Conversion – make sure your chose SS carb cap works with liquid ball lock QDs

9/18/21 3 AM Central: These are selling for just $9.99. Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

3pak PLASTIC CARBONATION & LINE CLEANING CAP,Carbonation Cap 1/4″ Barb, Ball Lock Type, Fit Soft Drink PET Bottles – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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ball lock jumperStainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper with Food Grade Silicone O-Rings: Allows you to connect multiple ball lock runs to clean multiple lines and taps at the same time. Works with both liquid and gas QDs.  Stainless Steel Ball Lock Jumper – via Valuebrew – An easy add-on… food grade o-rings, featured in our Keg Rebuild Post

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Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.

100 Oxygen Absorbing Bottle Caps – $2.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

Gold Oxygen Absorbing Bottle Caps B470

Five Star PBW Cleaner – 8 lbs via MoreBeer

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Commercial quality beer bottle caps to keep your brew safe and sound from bottling day until you’re ready to enjoy it. You will get a good firm seal that will last through transport, gift giving, and storage with these gold bottle caps. These bottle caps crimp down onto the beer bottle and make a firm seal. They don’t rust or leak and they contain an Oxygen absorbing agent in the liner, which means you won’t get any unwanted oxidation. A good value for a great product.

26 mm diameter caps fit American bottles. Some imported bottles and some sparkling wine bottles use a 29 mm cap instead. We recommend test fitting prior to filling if you’re re-using an imported bottle.

Important to note: It is recommended that you only sanitize as many caps as you’ll require at the time of bottling. The oxygen-absorbing agent is activated when the cap gets wet. If wetted caps are saved for later use, they’ll still function as a normal cap, but the oxygen absorbing agent may be depleted.


 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this on sale as as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

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Gold Oxygen Absorbing Bottle Caps B470

Tapcooler Review!

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Hands on Review: Tapcooler Counter Pressure Bottle Filler for Forward Sealing Faucets

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.


Tapcooler Bottle Filler

Sometimes it’s possible to go in a circle, but still be moving forward. For me, that’s occurred with bottling. Like most, I started homebrewing by bottling everything. But I got tired of peeling labels, washing bottles, and the overall chore of bottling 5 gallons of beer from a bucket with a gravity fed bottle filler. So I switched, and have been kegging ever since. The one drawback is it’s not as easily shared with others. I’ve got a few great pressurized growlers that solve my problem for bringing some along to a party, but I didn’t have a good solution for passing on a couple pints to friends or neighbors.


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Great Fermentations has put together a setup for homebrew-canners…

TAPCOOLER COUNTER PRESSURE CAN FILLING STATION COMPLETE KIT


A small company in Norway (just 2 people), called Tapcooler, has created a product that is specifically designed for homebrewers that keg their beer, but want to be able to share it in bottles. They improved upon a similar design on the market by adding the functionality of CO2 purging to a counterpressure bottle filler. Their product was met with great feedback from homebrewers in Norway, and now they export it globally. You can use it to save the last few pints when a keg is getting low and you need space, want to share beer with a friend, or want to send in beer to a homebrew competition. Their bottle filler is different than your typical beer gun, in that it’s specifically designed to connect to your tap, and it’s also designed to fill with back pressure in the bottle so you don’t lose most of your CO2 when filling.

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FastFerment 24 Bottle Drying Rack – $11, best price + free prime ship

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack, FastRack24, White

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White

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  • DRAIN & DRY: Finally a bottle drying tree alternative! The FastRack bottle drying rack is perfect for up to 24 standard beer bottles, 12 Bomber/Belgian bottles or 12 Wine bottles fitting perfectly with the FastRack24 bottle drying tray
  • DISHWASHER FRIENDLY: The FastRack bottle drying rack is safe to go into your dishwasher after usage. Unlike other bottle drying tree systems, we easily come apart and fit into a dishwasher without any hassle
  • RACK & STACK: Several full FastRack bottle drying racks can be stacked on top of each other up to 5 high for convenient storage inside the FastRack bottle tray. The more you stack, the more secure it gets! Try doing THAT with a typical bottle drying tree!
  • COLLECT AND STORE: Keep your bottle empties organized, stored safely and out of your way ready for the next batch from your home-brew kit
  • TRUST OUR FERMENTATION ACCESSORIES: Many of our FastFerment Conical Fermenter products are designed to work with eachother. Trust FastFerment with all your home-brew kit needs

 

Note from HBF: Does not include pictured bottles

9/10/21 10 PM Central: These are selling for just $11. That’s the best historical direct from Amazon price I found, notwithstanding Lightning Deals or coupons.  Shipping is also free to many US addresses with Prime Membership [Try Prime for Free] or a qualifying orderPrices and availability can change quickly.  Check product page for current info – More About Prices

FastFerment frb1 FRBB-24 Bottle Drying Rack FastRack24, White – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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Announcing: Kegland 500 mL PET Bottles & Caps now at MoreBeer

PET Beer Bottles - 500 mL (Case of 24) B281

PET Beer Bottles – 500 mL (Case of 24) from MoreBeer


From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

PET beer bottles offer a simpler solution to bottling your homebrew. Skip the labor and frustration of applying bottle caps and simply twist on the included screw caps. Made from food grade PET plastic, these bottles are amber colored and shaped to resemble a traditional beer bottle, but with a larger 16.9 oz capacity. Compared to glass bottles, these PET bottles are much safer to pack and take with you to the beach, the disc golf course, or your next backpacking excursion.

  • Food Grade PET plastic, re-useable bottles with screw caps
  • Easy to use. A great alternative to traditional glass bottles as there is no need for a capping tool
  • Lighter than glass so easier and safer to transport
  • Shaped and colored to resemble a traditional style beer bottle.
  • KegLand Item Number: KL19866

  • Unlike a Lot of Bottle Offerings, These Do Qualify for Free Shipping!
  • Get Free Shipping: This ships for free with a qualify order as part of MoreBeer’s Free Shipping Program.  Under that promo most orders over $59 ship for free.
  • Easy Filler Item….  If you’re looking for a filler item to help you qualify for free shipping, consider grabbing some PBW

PET Beer Bottles – 500 mL (Case of 24) B281

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Getting a Deal on Bottles for Your Homebrew

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Save on Cans w/Bulk Purchase + Cannular Hands on Review

homebrew can deal

  • William’s Brewing is discounting cases on new, empty beer cans by $20 per case when you buy 12 or more cases.  Cases range from 207 cans to 300 cans.
  • 500 ml and 330 ml sizes are available with either standard tops or full aperture tops.  With full aperture tops, the entire top of the can comes off when opened.  Use for beer and more.
  • Prices start at $109.99 per case.
  • Note…  Shipping is free or reasonably priced flat rate to addresses in the lower 48 states depending on your order size for most items.  This is a big deal when it comes to large items like huge cases of cans.  Those usually fall under dimensional shipping rates and are generally pricey to ship.

Canning Supplies at William’s Brewing

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King Crimp Capping Gauge – Are you Getting a Good Crimp?

King Crimp Cap Gauge.

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  • STAINLESS STEEL CROWN GAUGE for Breweries & Home Brewer kits. Check your capped beer for proper crimping, and prevent spoiled beer.
  • MANUFACTURED TO EXACT SPECIFICATIONS suggested by bottle cap manufacturers. Precise holes (1.120 in, 1.125 in, 1.130 in, 1.135 in) needed for testing crimped crowns (caps) on 26mm bottles
  • EASY TO USE GO/NO-GO GAUGE – The two center holes (marked”GO”) represent the lower and higher allowable tolerance for a properly crimped 26mm bottle. The two outer holes (marked “NO-GO”) represent crimped crowns either too small, or too big for the 26mm bottle.
  • VITAL FOR QUALITY CONTROL – increase brew quality and shelf life by ensuring proper capping of your 26mm crowns

 

Use to double check your capped homebrew for proper crimping.

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Crown Gauge for 26 mm Beer Bottles – a Go/No-Go Gauge for Testing Crowns and Crimpers. Breweries, Brewmasters and Home Brewers can Increase Quality Control for Beer, Wine or Kombucha Bottling – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

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Deal on Recycled HDPE Can Carriers + Canning System Reviews

Recycled HDPE Plastic Can Carrier

  • If you’re looking to give you canned homebrew a professional touch and make transporting/gifting easier MoreBeer carries Recycled HDPE Can Carriers.
  • These are available in a number of configurations, colors and quantities.
  • Pricing varies.
  • Get Free Shipping: Shipping is also free to most US addresses with a qualifying $59 order.  This includes bulky cases of new cans.

Recycled HDPE Plastic Can Carrier at MoreBeer

Can Seamer Reviews

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Hands on Review: Kegland Cannular Bench Top Can Seamer – Can Your Homebrew + PDF User Setup and Adjustment Guide Now Available

This review is by Homebrew Finds Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review.

Kegland Cannular Can Seamer

It’s been a long road for craft beer to be accepted in cans and not bottles. But it has been well established that cans are OK, too, and some take it even further to tout cans as a superior storage vessel for beer. I’ll avoid a full-blown comparison of the pros & cons of each, but I do feel it worth noting a couple of the selling points cans have. One is the claim that cans provide better storage with a more oxygen-proof seal than bottle caps, and 100% light blocking versus even brown colored glass. There is probably lots of debate on those two topics, but one benefit that is universally recognized is transportability. Cans are lighter and more compact, a whole lot less fragile, and you can take them to beaches and pools where glass containers are banned.

On the homebrew scale, until recently, the canners available have either been hand-crank monstrosities that look like an exhibit from a museum on the industrial revolution, or electrically driven units that look like steampunk movie props and cost a couple thousand dollars. Then in 2019, KegLand from Australia started exporting their Cannular can seamer that sells for $525 for the unit + power supply and is electrically powered. This changed the landscape significantly in the homebrew world, making canning much more within reach.


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Empty CanLid on Foam

The Cannular operates with a combination of manual lever pulling and electric motor spinning. You start the process out with an empty aluminum can with no top on it. You sanitize the can, fill it with beer, and then take a sanitized lid and set it down on top of the can (ideally on foam, to ensure minimization of air in your canned product). From there, it gets placed on a small pedestal and a lever turn raises the can up into the machinery of the can seaming operation and locks it at that height. The push of a button gets the motor spinning and the can on its platform starts spinning around. Grabbing a different lever, you push back and hold it for a couple seconds, then pull it toward you for a couple seconds, and you’re done. Turn off the motor, lower your can back down on the pedestal, and you’ve canned one beer.

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