I don't bottle. I don't like to bottle. Earlier this week I finished soaking labels off, cleaning and then running through the dishwasher about a case of bottles.
Due to bad planning, I've got a gap in my supply line for about another week so I've been drinking store bought.
Tonight I had about a half pack worth of bottles that were waiting to be soaked in oxyclean and have the labels removed and I threw them away!!!
First time I've been able to get myself to do that in quite a while!
I've got 5 gallons of pumpkin ale that I'm going to bottle and I'm sure I'll bottle a few from a few batches now and then, but how many bottles do I need!
I didn't know if I could throw any away, but with 4 kegs and the parts I needed to fix a fifth one, plus I'm planning on adding a couple more, I've got way more than enough bottles.
Up till the last couple weeks I only had two kegs so I should have been keeping a couple batches in bottles.