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Old 07-20-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of the cheapest way to buy/aquire swingtop bottles?



 
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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Post ads up on craigslist that you're looking for them, or look to see if anyones selling. Personally, i get alot of mine from buying them back from recycle depots.



 
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Old 07-20-2009, 08:33 PM   #3
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Buy commercial beers that are in swingtops. Troll craigslist, dumpster dive.

 
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:37 PM   #4
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Got in on this deal...it looks like it's still available..80 cents each you cannot beat this.

For a limited time Midwest is offering cases of twelve 16 oz. EZ Cap amber bottles for $12.95. These bottles are perfect bottling homebrews, liquors and even wine. With a re-sealable cap mechanism these bottles will decrease your bottling time. These bottles do not require a capper, since they come complete with a Grolsch-style swing-cap (included). 40 bottles are needed for a batch of 5 gallons of beer. Click here for huge savings on bottles.

 
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:15 PM   #5
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i wouldnt buy them empty. they cost almost the same price full of grolsch and i believe beer tastes better than air

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Old 07-22-2009, 09:18 PM   #6
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Got in on this deal...it looks like it's still available..80 cents each you cannot beat this.

For a limited time Midwest is offering cases of twelve 16 oz. EZ Cap amber bottles for $12.95. These bottles are perfect bottling homebrews, liquors and even wine. With a re-sealable cap mechanism these bottles will decrease your bottling time. These bottles do not require a capper, since they come complete with a Grolsch-style swing-cap (included). 40 bottles are needed for a batch of 5 gallons of beer. Click here for huge savings on bottles.
12 for 12.95 is more like $1.08 each, still a great deal, I think my LHBS sells them for $29.99/case.

Link to the product:
CASE OF 12 - 16 oz. EZ Cap Bottles - AMBER :: Midwest Supplies Homebrewing and Winemaking Supplies

 
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:20 PM   #7
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i wouldnt buy them empty. they cost almost the same price full of grolsch and i believe beer tastes better than air
Most of the actual grolsch bottles I see around here are green and I'd rather buy brown empties than skunked grolsch. But to each his own.

 
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:35 PM   #8
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+1 for Midwest. I've ordered several cases of 16oz. EZ-cap bottles from them. Plus, their customer service is great. In the last delivery, some of the bottles were broken (by FedEx, I must assume). I notified the company by e-mail late in the day and they sent me replacements early the next morning, no questions asked.

 
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:17 PM   #9
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Fisher is another swing topper and my personal favorite. 650ml brown bottles. I never just have a regular 12 oz brew anyway!

See one here.

I've hit up recycle depots, bought them as beer, and had people give them to me. I have enough Grolsch and Fischer now to make about 5 different brews.

 
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Old 07-23-2009, 12:15 AM   #10
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I stopped by the local beverage center and asked the bottle return guy. I got close to 50 various swingtops (mostly Grolsch) over the last 3 visits. I shop there often, so most of the guys recognize me. The first 2 times they charged me the cost of the bottle deposit(.05 a bottle in NY) and the third time the boss gave them to me cause I was dropping $40 on some brew. Now the guy sets them aside for me when he gets them and I check back once in a while and grab them. I just filled 40 of them with a batch of Graff last week. Couldn't be happier with the swingtops.



 
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