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Old 10-19-2008, 02:52 AM   #11
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I drink alot of less desirable, usually for the bottles, sometimes out of low cash flow. I drink cheap wine for the 1/2, 3/4, and 1 gallon jugs. Drink alot of sol and corona for bottles. All of the 40's around here are twist top with large metal caps, so I dont think they are capable.

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Old 10-19-2008, 03:33 AM   #12
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Not cheap, but great beer for a great price with 24oz bottles is Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale. A very good wet hop ale and those bottles rock. Probably cost you $40 though, but well worth it.

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Old 10-19-2008, 06:53 AM   #13
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The holidays are coming. Martineli's Sparkling Cider comes in 750 mL bottles and the stuff is way cheaper than beer or champagne.

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Old 10-19-2008, 06:57 AM   #14
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The labels on the Stone Bottles can be easily removed(thanks Edwort). I haven't had as much with the Rogue bottles.
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:22 PM   #15
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and german Heffeweizen bottles for larger bottles that are brown.
The .5L German bottles are perfect for my uses. I struggled to find a cheap/effective way to store and move them (plastic racks are $$$ and rare stateside).

I found that if you cut the flaps off a case of beer, load it with .5L bottles and invert a beer flat over the top you get a free/workable/stackable solution for moving and storing these bottles:
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Old 10-20-2008, 04:10 AM   #16
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I'm considering creating some "business cards" that I can drop into the cases of re-cappable bottles in the liquor retail outlets. To make them more noticeable (keeping them from getting lost in the bottom of the case) there might be a way to either stick the cards onto the bottle necks with tape or glue, or to hang them onto the necks with a string threaded thru a hole punched in the corner of the card. Cards are often found hanging on wine bottle necks.

The card would ask the user to save their empty bottles and to call me to recycle them (my message would emphasize eco-friendly recycling of brown / green glass).

Has anyone tried this bottle collection / recycling angle?

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Old 10-20-2008, 05:37 PM   #17
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The labels on the Stone Bottles can be easily removed(thanks Edwort). I haven't had as much with the Rogue bottles.
Another option is Muritic (sp) acid. I bought some at the local Hardware store, mixed 1/3-2/3 acid/water and soaked some corrona bottles for my apfelwein..... 15 min to completely remove the paint. Just scrub with a scotch brite spunge and it will wipe right off. Works good on rogue bottles too, usually a hair longer to get the paint all the way off 20 min or so.

I fill my bottles to the top with clean water before setting in the bucket, gives them weight, as well as trying to keep any unwanted stuff out of the inside of the bottle. Then just fill up till it covers the painted part and wait 15-20 min and wipe off the paint.
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #18
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So these cheap champagne bottles use the same cap as i use on my Sam Adams bottles.
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Find any event with "Champagne" that's too cheap to use imported champagne - nice 750mL (25 oz) bottles that will take a good deal of pressure, and you can usually get the cases to go with them. The non-imported (USA view) uses the standard sized crown cap. I guess you can get bigger crown caps and a matching bell to use on french bottles. Or you can go expensive and use the mushroom corks, but you don't need to, and the corker is a major expense.
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Old 10-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #20
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its too bad 90 shilling doesn't come in 40 ozers

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