Narrower bottles?!

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    gingerneil

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    I picked up two plastic crates via gumtree recently, but the slots are too narrow for my crown cap 500ml bottles (recycled adnams).
    The bottles are about 7cm around the slight bulge in the base, the slots measure around 6.8cm!!
    Are all 500ml bottles a 'standard' size, or does anyone know where sells slightly narrower ones? Prefer swing top or crown glass if possible. I don't want to drop to smaller volumes...
     
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    Just looking at whats in front of me what looks like a very standard 500ml beer bottle is around 7cm. I don't think there is a standard size.
     
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    Are the crates for 330ml bottles? I got a kronenberg crate that won't take 500ml bottles...it is useful for standing on to wash the car roof though.
     
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    Not milk crates are they?
     
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    I think they must be for 330ml. I picked them up assuming 500ml would fit! :(
    I've got my fv on one, and using the other with empty bottles poked in upside down. So not useless... But would rather have bottles in properly!
    Nope - not milk crates.
    Looks like I'll just need to buy more for full bottles. Any suggestions for sellers?
     
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    I have just had a measure of various 500ml bottles from my very random collection of bought beer bottles - they seem to vary between 69 and 74mm

    I have some old milk crates that easily take the width of the bottles (80mm sq compartments) , but they don't take the height, which means they are no use for stacking on top of each other, but great for moving 20 bottles at a time
     
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    Thanks @Hopperty . Looks like I may just have to use them for drying/ storing upside-down.
    The hunt for suitable crates continues!
    I was able to get some Grolsch ones from gumtree recently though - including 70+ bashed up bottles. Most of those will end up recycling as they're a bit of a mess, but the slots in the crates are fairly wide to accommodate the 'stubby' shape of the bottles.
     
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    Fullers bottles are narrower - 45mm, Adnams - 59, St Austell - 58 (all marked at the bottom of the bottle)

    I use mostly Fullers bottles since they combine narrowness with easy to remove labels! (Oh, and I have a local supply from a nearby social club).
     
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    The vast majority of mine are Adnams (from Ghostship or Ease Up) - but they are too wide. Maybe I need a trip to the supermarket with a tape measure!
    Ideally though, I could do with somewhere that sells these narrower ones....
     
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    Fullers FTW.
    Tall and thin, labels fall off, beer is great and often on offer at the supermarket.
    One benefit of the thinness is that I can use the 330ml Fast Rack and they fit side by side.
    But I’m moving away from glass to PET now anyway.
     
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    I always assumed you were sitting down on that armchair, not standing in front of it!
     
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    Aldi Rheinbacher bottles are the slimmest 500ml I have
     

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