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Old 03-24-2009, 12:28 AM   #1
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Any body on here know where to get cheap 12oz bottles in/near indianapolis? my LHBS sells them for 50 cents a pop, but i've seen on here that some folks in other states get them cheap from recycling centers, ect. Thanks.

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:31 AM   #2
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Recycling centers, bars, etc... or just talk to a few buddies or put an ad on Craigslist asking for someone to save you bottles.

Too bad you are not in WA state, I have 60+ I'd give you in a heartbeat.

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Old 03-24-2009, 12:33 AM   #3
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Recycling centers, bars, etc... or just talk to a few buddies or put an ad on Craigslist asking for someone to save you bottles.

Too bad you are not in WA state, I have 60+ I'd give you in a heartbeat.
I should get in tight with someone at a bar, thanks!


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Old 03-24-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
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Just head on over to the nearest pub that has a great beer selection. I tried this Saturday night, tried a couple really choice beers and walked out with a box full of bombers. When I told the bartender I was saving bottles for my own brews, he went out of his way to get me some nice bottles and even rinsed them out.

Next time I head back, I'm going to bring him a couple of my beers.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:09 AM   #5
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Recycling centers, bars, etc... or just talk to a few buddies or put an ad on Craigslist asking for someone to save you bottles.

Too bad you are not in WA state, I have 60+ I'd give you in a heartbeat.
Im in gig Harbor. I could use a couple dozen
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Old 03-24-2009, 03:04 AM   #6
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+1 on the recycling center bins. I check mine here in Lubbock and have had some success with beer bottles and great success with wine bottles!!

One suggestion: get a grabber/extender to reach into the bin. Don't have one but wish I did.

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We have a 10 cent bottle deposit here in Michigan. I get them from my local beverage supply for the deposit price. It helps to buy something before you ask.

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Im in gig Harbor. I could use a couple dozen
I'll hang onto them then. We can work out the details later. I'll be stuck to the house this weekend, but should have some time the following weekend. You can drop me a PM if you want and we can iron out some details.
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Do you have a brewery nearby that uses returnable bottles?

If so, check out bars in the town it's brewed in. The brewery here uses returnable bottles so I just go to any of several bars in town and pay the $1.20 deposit per case on whatever empty bottles they have whenever I need them. As long as someone's giving them the deposit, why would they care who it is? There's always at least 2 cases available. I never have issues with availability. And if I ever end up with too many, I can just bring them back to the brewery and get my $1.20 back...

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Buy and drink beer during fermentation?

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