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Old 02-28-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Bulk bottle caps

Ok, so I'm about to be capping quite a few batches at once and currently have no caps. So, I've come up with the idea of buying a large amought and not worrying about buying caps...ever. I might try ebaying a few hundred too, if I end up with more than I'd ever use.

Anyways, I found this. http://www.thegrape.net/browse.cfm/c...ge=addedtocart Seems a little overkill, but I think I can make it work. So, does anyone know of a better place to get these in bulk? Thanks and cheers.

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:56 AM   #2
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Seems a lot of overkill...but if you were to go in with a few other guys, its seems like a minimal investment and you wouldn't be buying caps again anytime soon!

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:59 AM   #3
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Oh yes, I should have mentioned I'm splitting this 3 ways with a roommate and another buddy who brews.

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Old 02-28-2011, 03:37 AM   #4
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North Country Malt has a case of 10,000 for $112

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:18 AM   #5
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It doesn't seem like extreme overkill to me, especially split 3 ways.

3,333 caps /50 per batch (average per 5 gallon batch) = 66.67 batches
so somewhere between 65-68 batches, that's anywhere from a year to a 3 year supply depending on how much you brew.
Might as well buy in extreme bulk to save some money and not worry about caps for awhile, I can't see how they'd go bad or them taking up much space in the closet.

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Old 02-28-2011, 08:14 AM   #6
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I am currently using caps (and capper) that my dad bought at a farm auction at least 30 years ago, and they work just fine. Probably should have saved them as antiques, but the beer made other demands.


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Old 03-02-2011, 11:09 PM   #7
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If you want them cheaper and don't care what they say, check out this auction:

10080 NEW Crown Sealed Bottle caps JWD ALE

You get 70 gross of caps for half the price.

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:22 PM   #8
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The problem is that shipping will cost you $66!

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If you want them cheaper and don't care what they say, check out this auction:

10080 NEW Crown Sealed Bottle caps JWD ALE

You get 70 gross of caps for half the price.
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:28 PM   #9
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The problem is that shipping will cost you $66!
Yeah, but the auction is sitting at $10 right now. That's $76 for 10,080 caps delivered.
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I've done things like that in the past. Wow, what a good deal, I'll never have to buy any more ever. Then a year down the road situation changes and I never need the 3000 widgets I got for such a good deal and now I have to store them and the cost divided by what I had used doesn't seem like such a good deal any more.

What! Are you never going to keg? Never want to switch to the sexy swing top bottles? Want to bet?

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