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josh_860brewery 05-09-2012 06:57 AM

Beer Crate + Bottle Dryer for less than $7
 
Hay guys today at Walmart I stumbled upon some Sterilite File Crates that can serve a greater purpose...
  • Each crate easily fits 4-12oz six packs and maybe a few more bottles without the cardboard carriers.
  • They are stackable.
  • If you flip them upside down, the holes are big enough to use them to dry your bottles.
  • Each costs ~$6.50

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...xL._SX450_.jpg

Works for me, so I bought 3 and maybe a few more soon. :ban:

Slowfro 05-09-2012 12:53 PM

Could you put it up-side-down, put the bottle necks in the holes, then stack them on top of each other to make sort of an enclosed bottle tree? I'd like to see a picture of how many you stack together!

Indianhead_Brewer 05-09-2012 12:57 PM

Brilliant! I may have to pick a couple of these up for use as bottle trees.

josh_860brewery 05-09-2012 05:26 PM

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Here they are... Note that I had to remove a few bottles in order to make the "stackable tree". I tried putting some bottles on the sides, but they were not secure.

Hope it works for you!

jwalker1140 05-09-2012 06:33 PM

Very nice! Props for your ingenuity! I may pick up a couple of these.

Slowfro 05-09-2012 06:41 PM

Very nice! I was just thinking I needed to get another bottle tree as mine is full and I am storing bottles elsewhere now. Might be stopping at walmart on my way home tonight. Just out of curiosity how does a 22oz bottle hold? Is it really unstable?

josh_860brewery 05-09-2012 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Slowfro (Post 4071629)
Very nice! I was just thinking I needed to get another bottle tree as mine is full and I am storing bottles elsewhere now. Might be stopping at walmart on my way home tonight. Just out of curiosity how does a 22oz bottle hold? Is it really unstable?

22oz bottles seem to hold ok. Not as stable as the 12oz bottles but not too bad. Hope the pic helps!

josh_860brewery 05-09-2012 09:47 PM

Forgot to mention that the 22oz bottles are taller than the crates, so you wouldn't be able to stack them with these bottles.

dolver 08-08-2012 03:42 AM

Any way to find these online for folks who don't have Walmarts nearby (NY City)?

iambeer 08-08-2012 04:06 AM

I'll stick with empty cardboard cases and washing machine for drying. Too much overhead.


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