Jul 6, 2010 at 3:48 pm #1260891
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. :-)
NewtonJul 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm #1626691
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.–Jul 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm #1626697
@rcaffinLocale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Hum … I wonder what gas pressure the bottles will take …
CheersJul 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm #1626733
Bottle weighs .85 oz and cap weighs .05 oz on my digital scale.
It's the Miller Lite Aluminum Pint.
What's the pressure in a shaken bottle of hot beer? :-)
NewtonJul 6, 2010 at 5:12 pm #1626734
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.–Jul 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm #1626740
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"? ;-)
NewtonJul 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm #1626755
george carrBPL Member
@hammer-oneLocale: Walking With The Son
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.Jul 6, 2010 at 6:33 pm #1626762
Tim MarshallBPL Member
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.
-TimJul 6, 2010 at 7:14 pm #1626771
Aren't these being used already for constructing alcohol stoves like the WhiteBox stove and the MBD BIOS?Jul 6, 2010 at 7:23 pm #1626775
Dale WambaughBPL Member
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
Miller Lite… ewwww.
People are selling empties on eBay!
Maybe I can get my brother-in-law to drink the stuff :)Jul 6, 2010 at 7:31 pm #1626779
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.
NewtonJul 7, 2010 at 1:08 pm #1627012
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.Jul 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm #1627053
Good Grief! What is the world coming to?
These empty aluminum bottles are for sale on eBay for $2 each.
–B.G.–Jul 8, 2010 at 9:13 am #1627240
Yeah, but they want $5 for shipping.Jul 8, 2010 at 9:39 am #1627247
@magillagorillaLocale: Southwest Ohio
Send me the beer. I will promptly empty the bottles and send them back.Jul 8, 2010 at 10:17 am #1627250
Maybe we should start a new thread in the Beer Swap section.Jul 8, 2010 at 10:52 am #1627255
Mark RegaliaBPL Member
@markrLocale: Santa Cruz
Can't think of any other use for the stuff. Seriously, $2 for an empty can? Maybe some frat is doing a fund raiser.Jul 8, 2010 at 11:48 am #1627276
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.
NewtonJul 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm #1627284
@magillagorillaLocale: Southwest Ohio
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.
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