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Old 08-27-2009, 07:07 PM   #11
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yea I think I just seen crates at walmart for about 3 bucks.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:43 PM   #12
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Saw your post, they do cost, however, I try to keep the cost at or below the average cost of an extract kit, for the most expensive box. Shipping is a killer, but I only charge actual shipping cost. Can always pick up right at the shop. These will last a long time. Solid ash, 1/2" sides. Good looking, great present. Look great at your home bar. I am checking out a new wood supplier in the near future, so may be able to reduce the cost in the near future. Didn't mean to hijack your thread.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:51 PM   #13
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Couple links I've collected the last few days.

http://www.usedmilkcrates.com/ Scroll down and see the dividers they sell. Was contemplating seeing if they would consider dividers that would fit 25 beer bottles to a standard milk crate.

Milk Crate – Commercial Milk Crate - Duluth Trading Company

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/milk-crates-133621/ Actually most of the other links are from this thread.

The Container Store > Authentic Dairy Crate

•.¸(¯`*•.¸ Barrels/Buckets/Drums/Tanks/Totes ¸.•*´¯)¸.•*´¯). ¥ Scroll mmost of the way down.

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Old 08-27-2009, 07:55 PM   #14
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I've found piles of milk and soda crates stacked up behind HEB and walmart in the past. One day my wife came home, said she was driving by a bar and saw a bunch of plastic crates lying by the dumpster and picked em all up for me. Each holds 16-20 bottles perfectly and never wear out. In other words...try driving around a while and you may get lucky.

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Old 08-28-2009, 09:15 PM   #15
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yea I think I just seen crates at walmart for about 3 bucks.
Not those, those are file crates, those are made of soft plastic and larger than a milk crate.

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I've found piles of milk and soda crates stacked up behind HEB and walmart in the past.
They're generally there for storage, the stores pay deposits on the crates. I'm guessing you are aware of that but I'm mentioning it just so somebody doesn't get themselves into trouble.
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They're generally there for storage, the stores pay deposits on the crates. I'm guessing you are aware of that but I'm mentioning it just so somebody doesn't get themselves into trouble.
Maybe they do, maybe they don't. The guy I asked said I could take as many as I wanted. Where I work we have soda crates all over the place, we also "pay a deposit", but the soda companies have so many of them they always leave them when they're supposed to take them.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:09 PM   #17
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If you want to try to make your own, you could do something like I'm working on. It's still not nearly perfect but right now I can hold 12 bottles either side up in this version. I think I can modify it for 24.

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Old 08-29-2009, 09:47 PM   #18
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File crates have worked great for me. And no stealing was involved. Just needto cut some thin scrap wood to fit in to male a solid bottom. I actually like them better than milk crates because they fit a few more bottles in every case. Stack pretty good too since they interlock.

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File crates have worked great for me. And no stealing was involved. Just needto cut some thin scrap wood to fit in to male a solid bottom. I actually like them better than milk crates because they fit a few more bottles in every case. Stack pretty good too since they interlock.
28 bottles in each of my file crates. A precut 11x14 piece of thin plexiglass is enough for a bottom reinforcement. No longnecks in them though. They are too short for longnecks.
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