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Old 11-28-2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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anyone know where i can find cool swing top bottles at?

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:52 AM   #3
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Check your local bottle recycling depot. I got a whole bunch of Grolsch bottles for next to nothing ($60 for 400). I am told that many depots can't handle swing-top bottles, and they end up getting trashed. I called my local depot and they held all them for me and gave me a call when they had a bunch.

Otherwise, EZ-cap is the biggest commercial distributor. Call them to see if there is a reseller near you.

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Old 11-28-2007, 03:01 AM   #4
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There's another recent post in the bottling section about this.
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1) Buy/drink grolsch, christoffel, fischer, or a variety of german beers that come in swingtops. Buy full cases to save $$ if you can. Grolsch is widest available and at ~$2.20 each, it's like buying an empty from an HBS with free beer inside.
2) Craiglist
3) Ask at bars, liquor stores, distributors, recycling centers, etc. In states like Michigan liquor stores have to take them back and return them to distributors. I buy them for $0.10 apiece (the cost of the deposit).
4) Worst case - buy empties.

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:04 PM   #5
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I just got a bunch of clear (I pull from the tap for trips to friends, not for conditioning) 32 ozers from Ikea for $1.99 ea.

I would not use these for anything other than cheap growler type transporters.

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Old 11-28-2007, 02:20 PM   #6
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I've seen 1 liter bottles of Olive Oil in swing tops recently so be on the look out for that.

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Old 11-28-2007, 07:22 PM   #7
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I just got a bunch of clear (I pull from the tap for trips to friends, not for conditioning) 32 ozers from Ikea for $1.99 ea.

I would not use these for anything other than cheap growler type transporters.
Really?!? I'm going to take a look. I'm running out of bottles and i've been using clear bottles for my Apfelwein. That should be okay, right?
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:34 PM   #8
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Should be. I found them in the area near the pots and pans with other glasswear.

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Old 11-29-2007, 12:01 AM   #9
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I use those bottles from IKEA all the time. I bottle my apfelwein batches in them, and they hold pressure just fine.

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Old 11-29-2007, 01:03 AM   #10
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$1.91 per bottle if you buy a 12 pk. of 16 oz.ers at:

http://www.mountainhomebrew.com/inde...S&Category=213

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