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Old 10-22-2012, 03:30 AM   #1
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Looking online for 375ml bottles, but three cases shipped is 70$!! I could make two more batches of mead for that. I know my LHBS sails them but they are still really expensive.

Where else could I look?
I live in Seattle.

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Friends empties, recycling center, neighborhood bar/restaurant. You should be able to find bottles, clean and de-label them and fill with your favorite beverage for little cost.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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Would bars have 375ml?

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:14 AM   #4
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Why are you so insistent on 375's? 750 are a million times easier to find. Just cork it off. Buy a case of 375's for gift size bottles.
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How long is mead good for after it's opened. I just like to have a glass every now and than I just don't want to waste it. I figure a 375 bottles would go longer.

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How long is mead good for after it's opened. I just like to have a glass every now and than I just don't want to waste it. I figure a 375 bottles would go longer.
Probably a week or more. Mead doesn't seem to oxidize the same way the wine does.
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I've gotten lucky finding bottles on Craigslist a few times, extremely cheap or even free sometimes


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How long is mead good for after it's opened. I just like to have a glass every now and than I just don't want to waste it. I figure a 375 bottles would go longer.
I've had mead stored 2-3 years in standard capped beer bottles.
they have the advantage of being super cheap, I have enough wine bottles now, but beer bottles got me by for a long time.
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I recently had a 25 year old mead that was in an amber 12oz bottle capped with a Diet Pepsi cap... yes, bottled in 1987. It was wonderful. Capping, darkness, temperature constant, a lack of disruption and you can keep it for years, decades even.

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I also prefer empty beer bottles to wine 375's

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