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Old 02-11-2006, 09:03 AM   #1
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Default Grolsch bottles = GREAT

I just bought and tasted my first bottle of Grolsch. Taste is ok, kinda Heineken and then some, but what an amazing bottle. Wow, if they came in amber they would be the homebrewer's dream. Since I'm still so new to brewing that I don't have anything yet of my own on tap, I think I'll focus my drinkin these until I make a batch-sized set of empty Grolsch bottles. They are 16 oz bottles BTW.

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Old 02-11-2006, 09:30 AM   #2
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They ain't cheep from this supplier but here you go:

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/500_M...12_P419C49.cfm
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/1_LIT..._6_P417C49.cfm

It might be better to buy the Grolsch, enjoy the beer, and not worry about the green bottles. Much more cost effective. (and enjoyable )

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Old 02-12-2006, 07:28 AM   #3
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Yeah, or if you're lucky enough to have access to Fischer's then you can have flip tops and brown bottles.

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Old 02-12-2006, 07:08 PM   #4
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My sister has a shop selling reclaimed pine furniture and a lot of her supplies come from the Dutch.They arrive in the UK with a lorry load of pine furniture.
They also bring a good supply of Grolsch.It costs us £17.50 for a crate of 16 bottles(supplies are very limited though as it sells quickly )

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Old 02-12-2006, 08:21 PM   #5
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I just bought and tasted my first bottle of Grolsch. Taste is ok, kinda Heineken and then some, but what an amazing bottle
The bottles are nice but not worth the effort of drinking the sh*te that is Grolsch! Don't forget those seals need replacing - HBS do sell them. I'd rather drink better stuff, save those bottles and use a capper!
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Old 02-13-2006, 04:31 AM   #6
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I got a bunch of these to give my beer away to friends. Makes for good presentation. The good thing is that they always offer to return the bottles without me having to ask...I would ask.

They go for $2 a bottle at "The Good Brewer" in Livermore, Ca.
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At the moment this one is filled with an American Wheat. Quite tasty...

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Old 02-13-2006, 05:05 PM   #7
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Buying empty bottles goes profoundly against the grain for me. They are so typically expensive that even if what they are filled with is only marginal, I have to buy them full.

I wonder what per cent of Grolsch's business is home brewers who can bear the thought paying for empties?

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Old 02-13-2006, 07:29 PM   #8
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If you're lucky and live in a state where they still have a return deposit, you can usually buy used empties (granted sometimes you have to scrub the fuzzies out of the bottom) for at most $0.10 per bottle. Thats not too bad, possibly the one saving grace of Michigan, even though if you have to brew outstide it might be in the bitter cold!

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I've done that - my local distributor sells 'em to me for a buck and a half for a case of 16s. But I've decided I don't like to go this way except to have bottles to give away. The bottles have had such hard use that they have a permanent frost on the outside. I don't like the aesthetics of this - they look like they are not really clean.

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Old 02-13-2006, 09:40 PM   #10
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There is a French beer starting to make it's way to North American shelves that come in 650ml Brown swing tops. I can't remember the name. Just saw it on the shelf in Vancouver a few days a go.

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