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Old 11-25-2009, 05:40 PM   #11
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+1 for the Sam Adams bottles. Soak in oxyclean (or Wal-Mart's version which is only about $2), labels float right off.

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:25 PM   #12
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I like the Sam Adams bottles personally as I find them to be rather thick.

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:31 PM   #13
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For the non embossed Sierra Nevada and Anchor are the favs. And the embossed I really only like using the Deschutes.

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:36 PM   #14
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+1 on the Sierra Nevada. They are a tad darker than many other bottles, heavy, and low profile. I have lots of New Belgian, but I don't like them. They are thinner, taller, and lighter color than the Sierra Nevada. The only time I ever broke a bottle while capping, it was a New Belgian. (Yes, that was my fault--it just seems to have broken too easily.)

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Old 11-25-2009, 06:49 PM   #15
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+1 for the Sam Adams bottles. Soak in oxyclean (or Wal-Mart's version which is only about $2), labels float right off.
Just hot water and the labels float right off on the Sams.
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:50 PM   #16
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I used to like Sam Adams bottles best, but now that I'm kegging and only use bottles for competition entries, I like Bell's bottles best since they're not embossed.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:14 PM   #17
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Sam Adams and Deschutes.

If you use milk crates to store bottles (as I do), I don't recommend Sierra Nevada bottles. I can fit 24 regular bottles in a crate, but only 20 or 21 Sierra bottles. Sucks cause I've got about 60 Sierra bottles in the rotation. Trying to slowly get rid of them.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:25 PM   #18
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I have been using:

new belgium
deschutes
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sierra nevada - you can buy a case of SNPA for like $20 at costco, hard to beat that if you get use out of the bottles too.

Probably the most sturdy bottle I have are fullers bottles, man those things are solid. The thing is I think they are 11.2oz or something crazy.

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #19
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Free ones !!!!

Check the local bars and restaurants

But I like the short fat one the SN puts out

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Old 11-25-2009, 10:30 PM   #20
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Deschutes are by far the easiest to clean. Soak them in hot water for a few minutes and the labels practically fall off! But as mentioned they are embossed with the hop leafs. Sam Adams are a little harder to clean, and they have "Sam Adams" embossed on them.

Second easiest to clean are Sierra Nevada.

I would suggest if you're giving these as gifts to use the 22oz bottles. To me giving a 12oz. beer as a gift is kinda chincy, but that's just me.

Ballast Points 22oz bottles are pretty easy to clean.

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