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Old 09-07-2012, 05:18 AM   #11
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I pack $12.99 a 12 pack for 12 ounce bottles. Of course, they come with Sam Adams beer in them (or Sierra Nevada) so I am forced to drink the beer first, but the price is right.
Like Yooper, my bottles cost about $14.00 for a half-case. And then there is the issue of processing them. But it is a small price to pay for good beer. Mark
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:43 AM   #12
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I pay 10 cents if they are filled with commercial beer
You can buy bottles at the LHBS but I don't know anyone who has done that.
When you buy, you get the following pricerange:

1+ 80+ 160+
€ 0,38 € 0,36 € 0,34

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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I buy the Grolsch Swing Tops for about $2 per bottle (15.2 Oz).
I actually enjoy the beer, and love the bottle. Doing it this way, I estimate the bottle costs me a premium of 50-75 cents per bottle, which is way better than buying swing tops from a Home Brew Supply store.

I have around 60 Grolsche bottle, 25 swing top 25 Oz bottles, another 30 similar sized swing tops that I dont use much because the seal is different.
So I reuse my bottles.

I also buy six packs of Stone, etc, and around 10 per 5 gallon batch, to give away.

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:14 PM   #14
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If you are in the Minneapolis area, The Four Firkins specialty beer store gives out free bottles. They offer a lot of free tastings so they go through quite a few bottles. You'll have to remove labels, rinse/sanitize etc.

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Old 09-07-2012, 12:21 PM   #15
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A 6 pack of good beer per week = 24 per month x 2 = 48 for 5 gallon batch. I like Beck's Beer, and the bottles are a nice dark green as well....

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Old 09-07-2012, 06:20 PM   #16
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I buy red hook 22oz bottles of esb and ipa for around $2.30 each, drink the beer and keep the bottles. The redhook labels come off and the glue disolves with a soak in hot pbw, very easy!

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:58 AM   #17
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I buy the Grolsch Swing Tops for about $2 per bottle (15.2 Oz).
I actually enjoy the beer, and love the bottle. Doing it this way, I estimate the bottle costs me a premium of 50-75 cents per bottle, which is way better than buying swing tops from a Home Brew Supply store.
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Overhere (where the Grolsch is coming from) we pay about 9 euro (11.50 USD) or a full crate of 16 bottels Grolsch swing top
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:45 AM   #18
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Yup, my bottles are a steep dollar apiece, but they do come filled with my favorite craft brew of the day!

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Old 09-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #19
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Overhere (where the Grolsch is coming from) we pay about 9 euro (11.50 USD) or a full crate of 16 bottels Grolsch swing top
Hey, do they still make the Amber Grolsch? I haven't been able to find any here for at least 3 or 4 years now.

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Old 09-08-2012, 02:30 PM   #20
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Anyone looking to get away from paying for bottles, try calling restaurants around you to see if they recycle. The restaurant I work at goes through 100s of bottles a week, and they'll just be sitting around out back until the recycling place picks them up.

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