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Steven4est 11-12-2009 10:49 PM

beer Cases?
 
I found some 6 pack white carriers but id like a 24 pack carrier. does any one know where they sell them?

weirdboy 11-12-2009 11:00 PM

Ask around at liquor stores. The 6-packs are shipped in those boxes and the liquor stores just break them down and toss them when they restock. If you sweet talk some of the folks there, they will probably set aside some boxes for you.

BTW, try to get *tall* cases. Sam Adams and Widmer cases are fine for most beer bottles in my experience, but try putting long neck beers into a Sierra Nevada case and you'll be frustrated.


If you are specifically looking for white, unprinted boxes I have never seen them. I've asked around at a few LHBS and was told there is no such thing.

Steven4est 11-12-2009 11:05 PM

damn yeah i thought it would be cool to have blank ones but i also need some for storing ill check my liquor store thanks

kunstler 11-12-2009 11:29 PM

When I bought new bottles (not enough Sam adams bottels around when I went to do my first batch) I bought them in cases of 12...not white, but not printed.

Plain cardboard in that beautiful plain brown cardboard color. And actually more sturdy than your Sam Adams case. I still use it now for transport of commerical and homebrew.

Palefire 11-12-2009 11:44 PM

Don't know what you want the cases for (i.e. how nice they have to be), but milk crates work great for storing bottles. Your standard milk crate just fits 24 regular bottles (SN bottles are a little wider, so you can only get about 22 in there) and will never collapse, so you don't have to worry about them getting wet at all. Plus they're really easy to stack.

Just last month I threw the rest of my cardboard cases in the recycling.

Texron 11-13-2009 12:48 AM

How do you come by the Milk Crates?

Heckle 11-13-2009 01:10 AM

I picked some up at work. I work in a high school and they have tons of them outside the cafeteria. Or you coudl pick up some of hte "storage crates" at your local wal-mart or target.

jbpate6 11-13-2009 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Texron (Post 1673577)
How do you come by the Milk Crates?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Heckle (Post 1673608)
I picked some up at work. I work in a high school and they have tons of them outside the cafeteria. Or you coudl pick up some of hte "storage crates" at your local wal-mart or target.

Be careful about taking milk crates, just like kegs, they belong to the dairy and I have heard you can be fined for taking them...in some states.

Palefire 11-13-2009 02:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Texron (Post 1673577)
How do you come by the Milk Crates?

Well, let's just say that someone I know very well often walks by a supermarket, and in the parking lot of this supermarket there's often a huge stack of milk crates. So let's just say that this someone sometimes may happen to get home and notice that one or two of those milk crates ended up in his hands. Totally inexplicable.

But if you keep your eyes peeled, they're all around - check the back of liquor stores and the like, especially at night. Or sometimes I just see them sitting on the street. Not that I'm advocating anything illegal here. That's why I let this other someone that I know take care of things. ;)

weirdboy 11-13-2009 04:05 AM

Personally I'm not a fan of milk crates because they don't fit on my shelves, while the regular beer cases do. I don't have anyplace to stack a bunch of milk crates, but I have a ton of shelving in my pantry, so that's where all my beer goes.


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