Kegs, beer bottles, growlers and wine bottles all mark an important closure to the initial phases of the brewing process. From here the steps are just as crucial, however they come with their own challenges and equipment.

There are many factors in determining the path for you. For example, the price of bottling compared to kegging can be much lower. You can recycle bottles, and simply purchase a capper and some caps. This method generally involves using some priming sugar to build the pressure and the bubbles in the bottle after it has been capped. Although priming sugar is not necessary if you are going from something already pressurized...such as a keg! The reason you may be choosing both kegs and bottles is for storage reasons, or maybe even for gifting.

One more important factor to consider with bottles is the color of the bottles. Light is beers enemy. That is why any beer that might have a shelf life is bottled in green or brown bottles. Clear bottles will not keep out the light, and therefor are a poor choice

Kegs on the other hand certainly require less steps, however it requires some more capital as far as expenses go. CO2 tanks are used to pressurize (note you can also use priming sugar for carbonation), and you have the investment in the kegs. Cornelius kegs are a common method, and very easy to store and transport. You can get very inexpensive tap systems as well. These types of kegs are not the only ones available. The only requirement besides being able to stay clean is that you can seal it with pressure. 15.5 Gallon kegs can easily be converted with some welding experience.

These are not all of the considerations but lay some of the groundwork. Its very possible that you end up with both bottles and kegs in your beer room, refrigerator or kegerator.

Beer Bottles

  • Monster Brew Home Brewing Supp Amber Beer Bottles (24 Pack), 12 oz

    Product Features

    • Case of 12oz Bottles
    • 24 Bottles per case
    • New Amber Glass
    • Use approx. 48 bottles per 5 gallon batch
    • Pop top mouth for use with any capper & caps

    Description

    • These are brand new 12oz amber longneck beer bottles and are sold by the case. Each bottle is made to withstand carbonation pressure. Use 48 bottles for a 5 gallon batch of beer.
  • Finedine Swing Top Glass Beer Bottles 16 oz, with Zinc-Plated Steel Wire and Sealed Cap - High Grade Thick Durable Grolsch Bottles - For Brewing Beer Kombucha Kefir - Set of 6 … (Amber)

    Product Features

    • This set of 6 exceptional-quality amber glass beer bottles with plastic seal-tight fliptop cap are a must-have addition to a home brew connoisseur's beer making supplies. These 16 oz bottles can serve a variety of purposes making them a useful item to have in every kitchen.
    • Our flip top bottles feature swing tops made with heavy duty, zinc-plated steel wire and a solid plastic stopper with a food safe rubber seal that's FDA approved and BPA free. This mechanism makes opening and closing the swing top glass bottles easy while ensuring a complete seal.
    • With their long, sleek, and rounded body, our grolsch beer bottles will be sure to impress. These swing top bottles are ideal for displaying a homebrew beer bottle collection at a personal bar.
    • Our growler bottles are made of high grade, durable glass for product longevity and a kombucha bottles users can always count on to safely store brews. Constructed with thick, transparent glass, our beer containers allow for easy visibility.
    • These beer growlers aren't just the perfect solution for beer brewing or kombucha brewing, they're also great for storing water and fresh juices, oil and vinegar, homemade sauces, kefir, homemade vanilla extract, and for bottling liquors!

    Description

    • FineDine Swingtop Amber Beer Bottles Set of 6

      For seasoned brewers and newbies alike; this set of 6 exceptional quality amber glass beer bottles with plastic seal-tight fliptop cap, are an absolute must-have addition to your beer making supplies!

      A Fresher Brew with Swingtop Cap

      The swingtop caps are made with heavy duty, zinc-plated steel wire and a solid plastic stopper with food safe rubber seal that's FDA approved and BPA free. Simple and effective, this mechanism makes opening and closing the swingtop glass bottles easy while ensuring a complete seal that protects contents from going stale.

      Stylish Design

      With their long, sleek, and rounded body, our grolsch bottles will be sure to impress. The bottles are ideal for displaying a homebrew collection on a personal bar. Label the bottles creatively and present as gifts to friends and family during the holidays or other special occasions. 

      Durable, Fine Grade Glass

      The bottles are made of high grade, durable glass for product longevity and a bottle you can always count on to safely store brews you worked so meticulously to make. Constructed with thick, transparent glass, our beer bottles allow brewers to see what is stored inside. 

      Not Just for Bottling Beer

      Use the bottles for storing beverages such as water and fresh squeezed juices, spices and herbs, oil and vinegar, homemade hot sauces, kefir, kombucha, homemade vanilla extract, and for bottling liquors!

      Easy to Clean

      These reusable bottles wash easily with brewery wash, a sanitizer of choice, and warm water! Not Dishwasher safe! 

Corny Kegs

CO2 Tanks

  • Cyl-Tec 2.5 lb CO2 Cylinder - New Aluminum Tank CGA 320 Valve

    Product Features

    • Ships ready to fill (empty). Federal law requires that this tank ship without being filled. Once filled this tank will be able to dispense 3-4 beer kegs
    • Great for kegs and home brewing! Other applications include hydroponics, paintball CO2 and more
    • 1800 PSI service pressure. Certified for use in the U.S.(DOT) and Canada (T.C.). The tank is stamped with these markings.
    • Made from high quality 6061-T6 brushed aluminum to ensure durability. Aluminum tanks will not rust as steel tanks do over time
    • Includes new brass CGA 320 CO2 valve. 320 valves are approved by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and have a male thread for CO2 regulators.

    Description

    • This new 2.5lb aluminum CO2 cylinder is great for home beverage carbonation or any application that uses carbon dioxide. It holds 2.5 pounds of liquid CO2 and is refillable. This package includes a new brass CGA 320 valve. It ships fast from our stock. Federal law requires that this tank ship without being filled. Please visit https://cyl-tec.com/ for more information about our company.

  • Cyl-Tec 5 lb co2 Tank - New Aluminum Cylinder with CGA320 Valve

    Product Features

    • LOW INTRODUCTORY PRICE! Get it while it lasts! This new 5 lb CO2 tank is Great for kegs or home brewing! Other popular applications include hydroponics, aquariums, etc. Cyl-Tec is a cylinder supplier based in Aurora, IL. Be sure to visit our website at https://cyl-tec.com/
    • SHIPPED EMPTY - Ships ready to fill (empty). Federal law requires that this tank ship without being filled. Once filled it can dispense 5-7 beer kegs.
    • DOT/TC CERTIFIED - 1800 PSI service pressure. Certified for use in the U.S.(DOT) and Canada (T.C.). The tank is stamped with these markings.
    • HIGH QUALITY - Sleek aluminum body. Made from high quality 6061-T6 brushed aluminum to ensure durability. Aluminum tanks are corrosion-resistant and will not rust as steel tanks do over time
    • NEW VALVE - Includes NEW brass CGA 320 CO2 valve. 320 valves are approved by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and have a male thread for CO2 regulators. The black hand wheel is made of plastic as a safety feature. It will melt if the tank is exposed to extreme heat (i.e. a fire) and therefore show that that the tank is no longer safe to use

    Description

    • This new 5lb aluminum CO2 cylinder is great for home beverage carbonation or any application that uses carbon dioxide. It holds 5 pounds of CO2 and is refillable at your local gas supplier. This package includes a new brass CGA 320 valve. It ships fast from our stock. This is a perfect product for home brewing or dispensing kegs! Please note that federal law requires that the tanks ship empty. Cyl-Tec is a cylinder supplier based in Aurora, IL. Be sure to visit our website for more information on our company at https://cyl-tec.com/

  • Cyl-Tec 20 lb CO2 Tank - New Aluminum Cylinder with CGA320 Valve and Carry Handle

    Product Features

    • Ships ready to fill (empty). Federal law requires that the tank ship unfilled. Once filled this tank will be able to dispense 20-25 beer kegs. This tank can be used for other applications including hydroponics, sodastream refills, etc
    • Certified for use in the U.S.(DOT) and Canada (T.C.). The tank is stamped with these markings.
    • This tank has 1800 PSI service pressure.
    • Made from high quality 6061-T6 brushed aluminum to ensure durability. Aluminum tanks will not rust as steel tanks do over time
    • Includes durable carry handle to make transportation easier. Also includes new brass CGA 320 CO2 valve. 320 valves are approved by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and have a male thread for CO2 regulators.

    Description

    • This new 20lb aluminum CO2 cylinder is great for home beverage carbonation or any application that uses carbon dioxide. It holds 20 pounds of liquid CO2 and is refillable. This package includes a durable carry handle for the tank, as well as a new brass CGA 320 valve. It ships fast from our stock. Federal law requires that the tank ship unfilled Please visit https://cyl-tec.com/ for more information about our company.
  • 20 lb CO2 Tank New Aluminum CGA320 with SIPHON TUBE

    Product Features

    • AT PRESENT WE DO NOT SHIP TO CALIFORNIA
    • Includes installed siphon tube
    • New CGA320 valve
    • 1800 PSI service pressure
    • Ships empty

    Description

    • (WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS ONE OR MORE CHEMICALS KNOWN TO THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO CAUSE CANCER AND BIRTH DEFECTS OR OTHER REPRODUCTIVE HARM. WASH HANDS AFTER HANDLING.) These 20 Pound tanks include a carry handle for easy transport and a pre-installed siphon tube. Clean, corrosion-resistant, lightweight aluminum CO2 cylinders are the ideal choice for dispensing beers, lagers, ciders, stouts, and carbonated soft drinks, as well as for use in kegerators and other home-dispensing devices.

CO2 Regulator

  • Co2 Beer Regulator Dual Gauge Draft Beer Dispensing Kegerator Heavy Duty 0 to 60 PSI - 0 to 3000 Tank Pressure CGA-320 Inlet Connection with 3/8" O.D. Outlet Barb Features Safety Pressure Relief Valve

    Product Features

    • ✔ INTORDUCING Pro Co2 Beer regulator. The heavy duty double gauge and professional grade tool that will always tell you working pressure and tank pressure with pinpoint accuracy.
    • ✔ HEAVY DUTY - DUAL GAUGE This is a completely standard unit - you can be assured it works with everything! This regulator features a convenient knob style pressure dial that can be adjusted without tools. You will need an adjustable wrench to tighten the lock-down nut. You can feel the heft of this unit at almost three pounds and if your Co2 tank is correctly chained to the wall it should last you a very long time.
    • ✔ HAS a barbed output allowing you connect a variety of gas line types easily. There is a shutoff valve so you can relieve the pressure and easily switch kegs and tanks.
    • ✔ WORKS GREAT works great with the big 15 gallon beer kegs, 5 gallon corny kegs, and even with the tiny blue Carbacap bottle carbonators! Regulator includes chrome shutoff valve with built in spring loaded check valve to prevent beer from flowing backward into the gas lines.
    • ✔ Equipped with all the specs a business owner could ever ask, this tool will become your dependable, go-to pressure monitoring solution that will offer you the peace of mind you need. CO2 Beer Regulator, The Pro's Choice!

    Description

    • Beer Draft Regulator Supreme!

      Introducing Pro Co2 Beer regulator. The heavy duty double gauge and professional grade tool that will always tell you working pressure and tank pressure with pinpoint accuracy!

      Feature

      Hassle free knob style pressure dial that allows for hassle-free, no-tool adjusting
      Dual gauges for maximum control of how much pressure goes in and out of the keg
      Smart Barbed output for easily connecting/ switching between kegs and tanks
      Shut-off valve with built-in check valve for beer back-up prevention
      Pressure safety & permanent seal at the inlet nipple that provides enhanced protection of leaks
      Heavy duty construction
      Heavy duty dual gauges
      Big body for less pressure fluctuation
      Large adjustment knob with lock ring, no tool required
      Outlet barb sized for use with 5/16" ID gas hose
      Regulator has a pressure safety system with blow off at 55 to 60 PSI
      Eliminates the need for fiber washers upon refill.

      Equipped with all the specs a business owner could ever ask, this tool will become your dependable, go-to pressure monitoring solution that will offer you the peace of mind you need.

      Guarantee HIGH QUALITY!

      >> Hurry! Scroll Up & Click the yellow "Add to Cart" button now! CO2 Beer Draft Regulator, The Pro's Choice.

  • Co2 Beer Regulator. Taprite Brand, Double Gauge, w/ Check Valve by Kegconnection

    Product Features

    • Taprite regulator
    • both 5/16" and 1/4th" barbs/stems
    • free bottle opener keychain
    • white washers to stop metal to metal contact, makes for no air loss...
    • Includes Kegconnection's DOUBLE LENGTH WARRENTY

    Description

    • This is the most consistently accurate/ well built regulator on the market! It stays on pressure even when your CO2 tank level goes down. UL listed. Approved for use by all major breweries. Made in the USA. This is Taprite's newest model. It has a new adjustment system that allows pressure to be easily adjusted by hand (no tools required!). Shutoff Valve is ball type check valve that prevents product back-up into regulator. Solid brass body with extra long nipple. Regulator has "Shut down" safety system (blow off at 55 to 60 PSI.) Permanent Quad-Ring Seal on inlet nipple helps eliminate a source of leaks... no need to use a new fiber washer each time tank is changed. Heavy duty UL rated dual gauges. All of our PREMIUM kits are built with this regulator.