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Old 01-07-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
dapozer
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What am i missing here grolsch flip top 16 oz bottles run around 1.89-2.09 a bottle at th LQ store full of beer, however buying empty bottles from the LHBS runs 2.89 to 3.25 per bottle for the 1/2liter. am I missing something here......



 
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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Nope, I've never bought an empty bottle in my life. Why buy empties when you can get them full of beer!!! Even if it's not very good beer...


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Old 01-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #3
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your missing nothing. I have used grolch bottles for years and they are great. At one point I had a local bar owner saving his empties for me and I amassed quite a few. I gave cases of them away when I started with the kegs. I still have a case or two that I fill off the keg with a counter pressure filler.

The only downside to those bottles is the green color will not protect the beer from light. So store the beer in a dark space. Basement, closet, etc... Not in the sun room.

 
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:07 PM   #4
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Your store is overcharging for bottles.

 
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