New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > beer Cases?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2009, 10:49 PM   #1
Steven4est
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 66
Default beer Cases?

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



__________________
Steven4est is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2009, 11:00 PM   #2
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,739
Liked 389 Times on 315 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

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.



__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2009, 11:05 PM   #3
Steven4est
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 66
Default

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

__________________
Steven4est is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2009, 11:29 PM   #4
kunstler
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 181
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts

Default

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.

__________________
kunstler is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2009, 11:44 PM   #5
Palefire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 1,130
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

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.

__________________
Palefire is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2009, 12:48 AM   #6
Texron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 234
Default

How do you come by the Milk Crates?

__________________
Texron is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2009, 01:10 AM   #7
Heckle
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Posts: 256
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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.

__________________
Heckle is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2009, 01:38 AM   #8
jbpate6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Wrightstown, NJ
Posts: 20
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texron View Post
How do you come by the Milk Crates?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Heckle View Post
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.
__________________
"Well they worked their will on John Barleycorn, but he lived to tell the tale. For they pour him out of an old brown jug, and they call him home brewed ale!"
-- Anonymous
jbpate6 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2009, 02:21 AM   #9
Palefire
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 1,130
Liked 11 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texron View Post
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.
__________________
Palefire is offline
jbpate6 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-13-2009, 04:05 AM   #10
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,739
Liked 389 Times on 315 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

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.



__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wooden beer cases agroff383 General Beer Discussion 7 09-11-2009 06:40 PM
Desperate For Beer Cases McHandbag Bottling/Kegging 18 08-30-2009 12:05 AM
Trying to find re-usable (heavy duty) beer cases SixFoFalcon Bottling/Kegging 4 08-02-2007 02:08 PM