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Old 04-29-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Stopped by a garage sale today after I dropped my daughter off at school and these were sitting there. 18 bottles only one of them a green bottle the rest are from Germany in the early 80s. The best part was the milk crate thing that holds 16 of them perfectly. All for $7.00 they were asking $10.00. I keg but I couldn't pass them up. Tell me about any cool brewing related garage sale finds you have come accross.

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Old 04-29-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Oh those are awesome. I've seen pictures of those plastic crates they have over there. Too cool. Good find!



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Old 04-29-2011, 04:21 PM   #3
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Nice. I picked a case of altenmunster flip-tops for $10 a few months ago. It's so nice not having to cap.

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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so far the best deal I got at a garage sale were two cases of empty Fat Tire bottles for free! I am prowling for carboys, bottles and maybe a water cooler for a back up mash tun.

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:10 PM   #5
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I brag about my garage sale find to anyone who'll listen. I got the following:
2- Bucket Fermenters w/ lids
1- Bottling bucket
2- 5 Gallon Carboys w/ carrying straps
36 qt SS Brew Pot w/ lid
90 bottle drying tree
2- hydrometers
3- Thermometers
24 22oz bottles w/ 100+ caps
An auto siphon
A bench capper
2 bottling wands.
Wort chiller

All for $100. It was his asking price and I didn't have the heart to try to haggle him down. I know I'm forgetting a couple of things too. I found it on a Craig's List garage sale announcement. I've kept a Craig's List tab open on my browser ever since.

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:11 PM   #6
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I like the fliptops as much as the next guy, but honestly, capping is no harder than shutting a flip-top. They make great gift bottles though.

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it's true.. capping isn't all that difficult, but since I don't normally bottle I sometimes don't have caps laying around. It's nice to just grab a couple liter flip tops, fill em up and head over to a bbq or whatever - the downside is of course that I then have to keep an eye on my flip-tops, whereas a regular bottle I'd just leave there.

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Old 04-29-2011, 06:24 PM   #8
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I got a call from my mom eariler this morning and she was out with my sister looking for some furniture for her new apartment. She knows I brew and found 2 6-gallon carboys for 10 bucks each! Gotta love your mom!

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Gee. Everyone is finding stuff except me! Off to CL!

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Hey, I found this: Home Brewing Setup



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