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slidey
05-08-2013, 05:56 PM
I'm fooling around with an interesting class this quarter, and as a starting point for a project I need to know the weight of an empty 12oz glass bottle of soda (coca-cola comes to mind). I don't touch the stuff (glass bottle or not), but I do know some of you go for it from time-time. Do you think you'd be able to help me out with this bit of info?

Thanks!

http://content.costco.com/Images/Content/Product/179571b.jpg

alexstar
05-08-2013, 06:20 PM
0.6 pounds according to my heavy-duty scale at work. Close enough?

I had to empty the bottle first. The things I do for others... ;)

guyintense
05-08-2013, 06:21 PM
I don't know about the 12 oz but a 355 ml glass bottle weighs 458 grams.

christian
05-08-2013, 06:21 PM
The things I do for others... ;)
Homework, apparently. :)

Waldo
05-08-2013, 06:22 PM
Is this a trick question? If not, buy one, dump out the contents and weigh the bottle. If you don't want to dump out the contents have someone else drink it.

shovelhd
05-08-2013, 06:23 PM
dump out the contents

blasphemy

guyintense
05-08-2013, 06:25 PM
I guess the trick is to find a MEXICAN Coke bottle which I did.

Louis
05-08-2013, 06:34 PM
Um, guys, this is the Mexican stuff.

http://mafiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/cocaine.jpg

Mike748
05-08-2013, 06:47 PM
The hot dog vendor at my local Lowe's has the good stuff... Mexican coke with cane sugar (and a really killer Philly cheesesteak). A very occasional treat.

BobbyJones
05-08-2013, 07:14 PM
Will weigh for you this eve when I get home.

jvp
05-08-2013, 07:21 PM
I don't know but chuck's (burger place) in downtown raleigh nc serves only mexican coke in the bottle, apparently it uses cane sugar vs corn syrup (u.s. coke).

Ardan MacNessa
05-08-2013, 08:14 PM
I need to know the weight of an empty 12oz glass bottle of soda (coca-cola comes to mind).
Thanks!


Interesting. I'm studying the difference between plastic and spills. I've got the lite weight down but I'm having issues with spills.

alexstar
05-08-2013, 08:38 PM
I don't know but chuck's (burger place) in downtown raleigh nc serves only mexican coke in the bottle, apparently it uses cane sugar vs corn syrup (u.s. coke).

yup... tastes much better IMHO.

the bottle ride
05-08-2013, 08:38 PM
Why guess?

Imported to the USA from sedona- I love Mexican Coca Cola. Serious soda.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/8721190433_d681d718d5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67486719@N00/8721190433/)

alexstar
05-08-2013, 08:41 PM
sí, pero eso es un medio litro.

Ardan MacNessa
05-08-2013, 08:42 PM
Why guess?

Imported to the USA from sedona- I love Mexican Coca Cola. Serious soda.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/8721190433_d681d718d5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/67486719@N00/8721190433/)
Yea, but it's 16.907 oz if it's a 500 ml bottle. A 12 oz bottle would be around 9.015 oz.

slidey
05-08-2013, 09:08 PM
355ml is the 12oz one. So it weighs 458 grams empty? Awesome, thanks so much for the help!

I don't know about the 12 oz but a 355 ml glass bottle weighs 458 grams.

slidey
05-08-2013, 09:09 PM
Y'all are awesome, and hilarious! Thankies :banana:

BobbyJones
05-08-2013, 09:29 PM
Ummm... I've got 288g for a 355ml bottle

Louis
05-08-2013, 09:32 PM
Looks like we're going to need a whole bunch of data points on this.

slidey
05-08-2013, 09:34 PM
Got it. I think this is more in line with the numbers I'm expecting for an empty bottle...I suspect the 458 grams is either for a bigger bottle or a filled one. Thank you!

Ummm... I've got 288g for a 355ml bottle

slidey
05-08-2013, 09:36 PM
I should make a poll out of it ;)

Oh, and some help you've been man...speaking of help, how's that car search of yours coming along? :bike:

Looks like we're going to need a whole bunch of data points on this.

BobbyJones
05-08-2013, 09:40 PM
Well, a full 12 oz (355ml) bottle of Budweiser is coming in at 550g

Louis
05-08-2013, 09:43 PM
speaking of help, how's that car search of yours coming along? :bike:

I just can't bring myself to retire the Integra. I had it inspected the other day, so it's good for another year, but I think some time this summer I'm finally going to pull the trigger.

slidey
05-08-2013, 09:50 PM
Hmm...I don't doubt your 288g number. Its actually in line with the figure that 'the bottle ride' posted, and as 'Ardan McNessa' pointed out the linear approximation of an empty 12 oz bottle from that figure should be around 260 grams. So I'm going ahead with your posted figure! :banana:

But, I'm curious as to which beverage's bottle did 'guyintense' weigh. Its obvious that there can be containers of varying weight which contain 12 oz, but this ≈150g difference implies a fancy bottle at the very least.

Well, a full 12 oz (355ml) bottle of Budweiser is coming in at 550g

slidey
05-08-2013, 09:51 PM
Haha...totally understandable! Please do post on here for suggestions :p

I just can't bring myself to retire the Integra. I had it inspected the other day, so it's good for another year, but I think some time this summer I'm finally going to pull the trigger.

BobbyJones
05-08-2013, 10:11 PM
I've obviously run out of bike parts to weigh. The 355ml coke bottle
Filled with NYC tap water weighs 628g

An empty Bud bottle weighs 194g

Must.... Put.... Scale.... Away.... :-)

Hmm...I don't doubt your 288g number. Its actually in line with the figure that 'the bottle ride' posted, and as 'Ardan McNessa' pointed out the linear approximation of an empty 12 oz bottle from that figure should be around 260 grams. So I'm going ahead with your posted figure! :banana:

But, I'm curious as to which beverage's bottle did 'guyintense' weigh. Its obvious that there can be containers of varying weight which contain 12 oz, but this ≈150g difference implies a fancy bottle at the very least.

Louis
05-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Must.... Put.... Scale.... Away.... :-)

Here's a project for you: Get an accurate scale. Take your wheels apart and weigh the nipples individually. Put the heaviest 20% aside and get some lighter ones. Rebuild wheels. I'm certain you'll be faster.

slidey
05-08-2013, 10:59 PM
Hahaha...here's one for you. What's the weight of your scale? ;)

I've obviously run out of bike parts to weigh. The 355ml coke bottle
Filled with NYC tap water weighs 628g

An empty Bud bottle weighs 194g

Must.... Put.... Scale.... Away.... :-)

Gummee
05-09-2013, 08:07 AM
The hot dog vendor at my local Lowe's has the good stuff... Mexican coke with cane sugar (and a really killer Philly cheesesteak). A very occasional treat.color me jealous

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weiwentg
05-09-2013, 08:56 AM
this should get cross posted on weightweenies.

sworcester
05-10-2013, 07:41 PM
Um, guys, this is the Mexican stuff.

http://mafiatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/cocaine.jpg

Wrong country

beeatnik
05-11-2013, 12:52 AM
Yesterday, while traversing the Atlantic on the Concorde, Ra's al Ghul told me that he decided that the decadent West would have to fall when he saw a guy named Brent purchase a $3.50 bottle of "Mexican Coke" at the Santa Monica Whole Foods Market. According to Ra's al Ghul, when he saw the personification of a Creative Class parasite enjoying the beverage which Oaxacan peasants consume for 25c, he knew his path was clear.

Mexican Coke dont gots no corn syrup.

guyintense
05-11-2013, 09:07 AM
But, I'm curious as to which beverage's bottle did 'guyintense' weigh. Its obvious that there can be containers of varying weight which contain 12 oz, but this ≈150g difference implies a fancy bottle at the very least.

It's funny that some consider Mexico a "backward" country but they use the metric system and they reuse their Coke bottles. That weight is one of those bottles. Remember the phrase" Coke bottle glasses?" Well there you go.

crownjewelwl
05-11-2013, 10:38 AM
I almost justified buying a case at stop n shop but looks like you got your answer!

Ardan MacNessa
05-11-2013, 11:23 AM
.... he knew his path was clear.

I thought Ra's al Ghul goal was to eliminate most of humanity. As for corn syrup, westerners have been taking lazarus pit for decades.

beeatnik
05-11-2013, 04:43 PM
I thought Ra's al Ghul goal was to eliminate most of humanity. As for corn syrup, westerners have been taking lazarus pit for decades.

Haha. That as well.

slidey
05-11-2013, 04:49 PM
Sorry for denying you your bubble ;)

I almost justified buying a case at stop n shop but looks like you got your answer!

slidey
05-11-2013, 04:52 PM
I had to look up the term to understand what it meant. But this is interesting...if I'm understanding you correctly you're saying that an empty recycled glass bottle is thicker, and as a consequence heavier by as much as 150g. I ask this mainly as the class that prompted this question is about coming up with a manageable estimate for lifecycle analysis and corresponding environmental impact assessment of the three prevalent modes of packaging soda, i.e. PET/Al can/Glass bottles.

Remember the phrase" Coke bottle glasses?" Well there you go.

Ardan MacNessa
05-14-2013, 02:36 PM
I had to look up the term to understand what it meant. But this is interesting...if I'm understanding you correctly you're saying that an empty recycled glass bottle is thicker, and as a consequence heavier by as much as 150g
Part of the inherent design of the Coca Cola bottle was developed around a delivery and storage system (http://www.vintagevending.com/coca-cola-dispenser-delivery-truck). There are some interesting readings on bottle bases (http://www.sha.org/bottle/bases.htm) which morphed the "classic" coke bottle [glass] appearances. Back in the good olde days, pulled from vending machines -built for survival to be refilled and reused- its weight was secondary.

http://www.oddee.com/_media/imgs/articles2/a96725_a474_coca-cola-bottles.jpg

KJMUNC
05-14-2013, 11:11 PM
PET is rapidly replacing glass bottles for Coke in Mexico. The material is actually called REFPET and is part of a Coke driven initiative to improve recycle-ability of their products in Latin American markets. Typical usage/cycles can range depending on the bottle, but something north of 15 uses is considered good. Most are 1L/2L but a 3L is also on the market. Many beers firms are also moving this way in Latin America.

I was just in Mexico City two weeks ago and the REFPET bottles they're using to package local Coke products are not quite as heavy as glass, but they are significantly heavier and less flexible than anything we have in the states. The biggest challenge with these bottles isn't breakage.....it's the fact that the printing on the bottles get so scratched up that customers won't buy it.


I had to look up the term to understand what it meant. But this is interesting...if I'm understanding you correctly you're saying that an empty recycled glass bottle is thicker, and as a consequence heavier by as much as 150g. I ask this mainly as the class that prompted this question is about coming up with a manageable estimate for lifecycle analysis and corresponding environmental impact assessment of the three prevalent modes of packaging soda, i.e. PET/Al can/Glass bottles.

InspectorGadget
05-16-2013, 03:43 PM
Just to throw a wrench in the works, how about the weight of a 50 year old (no exaggeration) Coke bottle from China.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7293/8744436383_7e03a3e7cf.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95201823@N07/8744436383/)