Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Where to find bottles

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-18-2006, 02:01 AM   #1
schwartz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Posts: 8
Default Where to find bottles

I'm ready to bottle my first batch...just one problem, no bottles. Now the obvious answer to this question is "drink more beer", but i'm about 30 bottles short or so, am living alone where I don't know anyone for the summer, and have to do everyday things like go to work, and walk around without falling. So my question is this: are bars/restaurants friendly about giving you bottles? If not, where are other good sources?

__________________
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nut brown Ale
Currently Drinking: (Not) Enough good beer to get bottles for my first batch
schwartz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 02:18 AM   #2
Axegod
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ajax, Upper Canada (Toronto)
Posts: 467
Default

I use pop/soda bottles..easy to find and easy to clean.
Try buying some really cheap 2L club soda for $.050....about 4 of those will
make a case of beer...and they are great for filling since its about 1/6th the work.

Make sure they are carbonated bottles (not fruit juice/water) as they will not hold the pressure.

Cheers.

__________________
Primary :
Secondary:
Bottled:
On Order: nothing at all..for a few months
Thinking about: Plisner malt and saaz hops
Drinking:
Axegod is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 02:31 AM   #3
budbo
Beer is good
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
budbo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: La Plata, MD
Posts: 2,250
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

My Garage A buddy from work just delivered 5 cases of empty Sam Adams bottles.. clearly he drinks too much

__________________
budbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 02:36 AM   #4
Axegod
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ajax, Upper Canada (Toronto)
Posts: 467
Default

I bet he will want some of them back form you...filled.

Cheers

__________________
Primary :
Secondary:
Bottled:
On Order: nothing at all..for a few months
Thinking about: Plisner malt and saaz hops
Drinking:
Axegod is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 02:36 AM   #5
schwartz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Posts: 8
Default

Hey Budbo, that's what I'm drinking right now too, if only I could keep up with your friend. I'm curious to hear how that Newcastle clone turns out. Is that an all grain or extract recipe?

__________________
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nut brown Ale
Currently Drinking: (Not) Enough good beer to get bottles for my first batch
schwartz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 02:39 AM   #6
budbo
Beer is good
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
budbo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: La Plata, MD
Posts: 2,250
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

It turned out great, started drinking it this weekend.. I did it AG from an extract recipie

__________________
budbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 02:51 AM   #7
schwartz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Posts: 8
Default

Budbo, do you still have the extract recipe? I've been looking for a good Newcastle recipe, but everything I've found so far is all grain.

__________________
Primary: Nothing
Secondary: Nut brown Ale
Currently Drinking: (Not) Enough good beer to get bottles for my first batch
schwartz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 03:17 AM   #8
Beer Snob
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Beer Snob's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Farmington
Posts: 2,034
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I like to get bottles from the LHBS. Eh.... I know.... back when I started it seemed that the thought was to not reuse bottles (other then new ones where you know the quality is good). So I guess old habbits are hard to break.

__________________
Michael

"Don't worry, have a homebrew." ,"The "Bible"

Cherries in the wheat
Michael's Wheat
Beer Snob is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 04:52 AM   #9
Levers101
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Iowa City
Posts: 270
Default

If you live in a bottle deposit state maybe find a small liquor store or someplace like that and offer to take the recappable bottles off their hands for more than what they'd get for deposit. My LHBS will sell me bottles back for 5 cents a piece since I buy other stuff there too.

__________________
Primary:
Secondary: Strawberry Wine

Bottled/Drinking #12: 6 Hop Variety American Pale Ale
Bottled/Drinking #13: Dry stout kit
Bottled/Drinking #14: Bavarian Wheat
Bottled/Drinking #15: Iron Red Ale

On Deck
:


Bull Sprig Brewery
Levers101 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2006, 06:11 AM   #10
Exo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Exo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 768
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I've done a combo of buying bottles and drinking as much as I reasonable can.

I've also bought a couple cases of 12oz bottles from my LHBS to ease the pain of drinking every night. Call around, I'm sure one of the LHBS's has a case or two of EZ Caps...which I like best. 30 bucks will buy you 12 1liter EZ Caps which will bottle 2/3 of a 5gal brew.

And when I get to a good liquor store I look specifically for the flip-tops like Grolsh, Schwelmer (sucking on an altbier now), etc. It's tough drinking the Grolsh due to skunky-ness but I manage to do it.

__________________
Primary:
doh!
Secondary:
Wasp Bitten IPA (a Walker-San clone);Cheesefood's Caramel Creme; Wee Heavy Scottish Ale;
Bottled/Conditioning:
Flyin' Hornet Pale Ale(Mirror Pond clone);Oktoberfest Ale
Drinking:
Boom-Boom Apricot Hefeweisen; Forbidden Ale;Pale-Ass Ale (SNPA Clone); Ol' Man Winter Ale
On-deck:
Dead Guy clone
Planning:
Walker's Espresso Stout; BrewPastor's Bastard Lager
Quote:
But honey, how else am I going to get enough bottles for my next batch? *burp*...*fart*
Exo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trying to find Bottles help DrJekyll-HomeBrew Bottling/Kegging 1 10-02-2009 06:37 AM
Sweet find! Grenade shaped bottles DRxAndy Bottling/Kegging 16 04-22-2009 02:40 PM
Where to find beer (bottles) in Philly Hikeon3 Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 8 03-03-2009 03:13 PM
where to find screw-top champagne bottles philalethes Bottling/Kegging 5 02-28-2009 03:07 AM
Where to find bottles? powaya Bottling/Kegging 11 01-08-2007 04:21 AM