We got these bottles for carbonated mead. Supposedly you can use a bottle capper and caps to seal these but we bought a floor capper and 26mm caps but this wouldn't work because of the lip on the bottle where you would fasten a wire cage if using a cage/cork. I heard you need some sort of inverted bottle capper, but I couldn't find one. We ended up just using corks and wire cages and it works great for that. LOVE IT despite the fact that we couldn't get it to seal with caps.
Bottles are great quality. They have a flat bottom though, therefore, some people may be not satisfied because the product picture on the website shows it has the indent. Not an issue for me, though. I used them for a saison and so far so good.
The opening is too small for the standard belgian beer corks. I've been unable to find a smaller diameter belgian beer cork. You can make it work, but don't expect the cork to push out against the cage and "mushroom" like it should. Also, you will need a corkscrew to pull the cork. Not so when the fit is right. I like the look of this champagne style bottle more than the typical belgian beer bottle, but just not ideal for cork n cage.
the bottoms are not punted like how they are in the picture. conveniently, it doesn't say anywhere on this page that they ARE punted bases. But i can confirm they're flat. that doesn't mean they won't hold higher 3-4+ vol of pressure i guess.
I love these wine bottles. I can cap them instead of using an expensive cork. With a cap they do not need to be stored on their side. If I could get a better deal on the shipping I would buy more cases of them to replace my cork finish bottles.
Check the attached photo. I ordered this because the shape of this looked better than the other 750ml belgian which Morebeer has. But compared to the other 2 commercial belgian bottles, the hole of this one is the smallest.(16.6mm) and It was kinda hard to cork it and looked awkward with a cork on it. Like squeezed Beavis head. The third one on the photo (17.2mm), which I like the most and the forth one, Beatification(18.9mm) all looked good with the cork on it and can be very tightly fit. The first 750ml belgian bottle (18.3mm), which morebeer has, also very good for corking.
I hope that Morebeer finds the same shape of a bottle but with a slightly bigger hole. I’m not sure if I want to order this again if I need to cork it. This bottle is originally intended to cap it anyway. Thanks.
From left to right
1. 750ml belgianstyle(morebeer) 2. 750ml amber champagne(morebeer)
3. 750ml sour
I love putting my Belgians in these. The elegant shape alone enhances the presentation when I serve my homebrew, but I mainly like that I can carb my Belgian beers to 5 or 6 volumes. They accept standard crown caps also
Dusty but pretty good, no defects found yet and nothing has exploded.. so I think that speaks for itself.
These along with Belgian style corks (fatter than normal #9s) and wire hoods seem to be working well thus far. For brewers it's about 4 1/2 of these for a gallon of product. Also, Belgian corks for these monsters will work just fine in a double handled manual cooking device (little to no extra effort provided they are wet)
These are great bottles for beer with high co2 volumes. Have put 3.5-4.0 vol with no issues. Only downside is you need a quality bench capper with the machined collett. I used the red and blue deluxe bench capper. It caps perfectly every time.