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Old 09-01-2006, 05:58 PM   #11
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Screw-tops CAN work OK, but from the accounts that I've read of people that have used them (not me), you'll come across a lot more failures (maybe 5%). Plus, most screw-tops tend to be cheaper bottles (less glass), which makes them more likely to break.


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Old 09-01-2006, 06:47 PM   #12
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Drool at the Grolsch bottles.

I simply get my bottles from here http://www.floridabeer.com/

Excellent brews...the Key West Lager and Ybor Amber is mighty fine. $12 for a 24case of full bottles from the brewery. Can't beat $.50 per bottle with brew in it. Isn't that about the same price that is commonly charged for empties at most LHBS? I like their bottles because they have no raised letters and the glass is plenty thick (pop-offs except for the Kelly's).

I also really like how they put a small graph showing the 'beer profile' on the Key West beer. A very novel idea indeed.



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Old 09-02-2006, 01:23 AM   #13
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As far as screw tops go, I've actuall had quite a bit of luck with the Unibru bottles (unintentionally).
Took a while of drinking them (and a lot more time removing the foil) before I realized they were screw tops.
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:37 AM   #14
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that they are the brown or amber bottles
color doesnt matter as long as you keep themin the dark. Dont store your beer in the back yard, in front of a large window, or on the surface of the sun and you'll be fine.

Personally I like the returnables beacuse ya get the nice case with them and the price is unbeatable . . . $1.20 for 24 . . . for that price I'll do a bit of cleaning
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