I finally got around to ordering some boxes for all my bottles. My LHBS only sells flimsy 6-pack holders so I had to go online. I bought two bundles of ten 24-pack boxes from here
which arrived this week. Paid $105.37 in total, which works out to $5.27 per case, or 22 cents per bottle.
A bundle of ten boxes
The boxes each take about 2 minutes to build, including the inserts, and you need some good packing tape or duct tape for the bottom. They are really sturdy and if you stack them high, you will run into problems with the tower toppling over before the boxes even come close to collapsing. The cardboard is very thick, even the inserts.
All of my bottled beer now resides in a footprint of 3x1 feet
Works great for clean empties, too. 48 bottles from Deschutes and 48 from New Belgium, ready for sanitizing and bottling. Then, right back into the same box for conditioning and storage.
The days of bottles all over the damn place are finally over at my house. Now to find a way to store the equipment mess...