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John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 16:48:53 MDT Print View

So here is the deal.

A well known bottler of beer has seen fit to begin selling their product in 16 oz aluminum screw top bottles.

As soon as I saw the add for these on a billboard I knew that there would be some "ultralight" application for these containers.

2.5" diameter, 7.125" tall at screwed on cap, 5.125" to shoulder of container.
@ 1.250" opening at mouth of container.

Let's hear what ideas this community can come up with. :-)

Party On,

Newton

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: 16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 17:06:23 MDT Print View

Since 16 fluid ounces is the capacity, it would be interesting to know what the empty weight of the bottle is. Then we can make plans for cutting them up and making things.

Also, it would be nice to know what brand of beer it is. I mean, some are drinkable and some are not.

--B.G.--

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: 16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 17:16:08 MDT Print View

Hum ... I wonder what gas pressure the bottles will take ...

Cheers

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: 16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 18:10:48 MDT Print View

Bob,

Bottle weighs .85 oz and cap weighs .05 oz on my digital scale.

It's the Miller Lite Aluminum Pint.

Roger,

What's the pressure in a shaken bottle of hot beer? :-)

Party On,

Newton

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: 16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 18:12:36 MDT Print View

That's good information.

Now all we have to do is to find a source for the product and start running some tests.

--B.G.--

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: Re: Re: 16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 18:25:05 MDT Print View

Bob,

The source is the beverage ailse of the local Wally World.
They come in 9 packs for @ $10.plus some change.

>>start running some tests<<

Based on your earlier post are you concerned with "drinkability"? ;-)

Party On,

Newton

george carr
(hammer-one) - F

Locale: Walking With The Son
Re:16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 19:00:21 MDT Print View

Predictibly, I made a stove from one about two months ago that worked very well. I haven't had time to do anything more with it though.

Tim Marshall
(MarshLaw303) - MLife

Locale: Minnesota
Re: Re:16 oz aluminum bottles on 07/06/2010 19:33:09 MDT Print View

If these are the thin aluminum like that of pop cans i like poking a hole in the top for a stake to go though, another for a vent and placing the full container in my fire (where appropriate) and leaving my stove and pots at home. Works awesome!!!!!

I have done this with caribou coffee cans with a screw top.

-Tim

David Bolduc
(boldav47) - F
aluminum bottle on 07/06/2010 20:14:58 MDT Print View

Aren't these being used already for constructing alcohol stoves like the WhiteBox stove and the MBD BIOS?

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Dishwater bottles on 07/06/2010 20:23:44 MDT Print View

Miller Lite... ewwww.

People are selling empties on eBay!

Maybe I can get my brother-in-law to drink the stuff :)

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: aluminum bottle on 07/06/2010 20:31:01 MDT Print View

David,

The aluminum pint bottles are larger in diameter and a thinner gauge than the bottles used in the Whitebox and MBD BIOS stoves.

They do seem do be a little thicker gauge than regular pop cans.

Party On,

Newton

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Re: aluminum bottle on 07/07/2010 14:08:32 MDT Print View

Anyone want to split a pack (I don't want the beer)? I could use two or three of the bottles. They sell them at Kroger.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Re: Re: aluminum bottle on 07/07/2010 16:56:25 MDT Print View

Good Grief! What is the world coming to?

These empty aluminum bottles are for sale on eBay for $2 each.

--B.G.--

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Re: Re: Re: aluminum bottle on 07/08/2010 10:13:39 MDT Print View

Yeah, but they want $5 for shipping.

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
I can help on 07/08/2010 10:39:00 MDT Print View

Send me the beer. I will promptly empty the bottles and send them back.

. .
(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: I can help on 07/08/2010 11:17:32 MDT Print View

Maybe we should start a new thread in the Beer Swap section.

Mark Regalia
(markr) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz
Can always use it to kill snails on 07/08/2010 11:52:11 MDT Print View

Can't think of any other use for the stuff. Seriously, $2 for an empty can? Maybe some frat is doing a fund raiser.

John Donewar
(Newton) - MLife

Locale: Southeastern Louisiana
Re: Re: Re: Re: aluminum bottle on 07/08/2010 12:48:55 MDT Print View

The empties on eBay are like baseball cards. If you check out the ad carefully you will notice these empties have baseball players on them from different MLB teams.

Apparently these are thought of as collectible? :-^

My nine pack has nothing but the brand name of the manufacturer/brewer and the normal listing of contents etc.

Party On,

Newton

Daniel Fosse
(magillagorilla) - F

Locale: Southwest Ohio
my offer stands on 07/08/2010 13:10:46 MDT Print View

I'm not above drinking Miller Lite. I have had the aluminum Bud cans. Are these the same? I don't mind drinking cheep beer. After 6 or 7 they all taste the same. If I see some at the store I'll try'em out.

I like the idea of using one as a water boiler. Just leave it unaltered and boil water in it.