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Old 01-28-2010, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default What are you paying for Grolsch flip-tops?

I ask because I see the empties selling for $1 here and on ebay. Add in freight and it gets ridiculous. My favorite liquor store sells four packs for $8.10 each. Figuring the beer to be easily worth a buck a bottle means I can have "new" empties for $1 each (including freight). The bottles "should be" a lot cheaper on the East Coast - right?


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Old 01-28-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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I ordered 2 12's of the brown flip tops from BMW with the 12% off code and flat 6.99 shipping (along with an all grain kit) it still averaged out to like 2 bucks and change per bottle.


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Old 01-28-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
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8.99 a sixer. Filled.

Fischer does flip top browns too. $2.99 a bottle filled. Of course, there is always the Rouge ceramic $$$$.
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why buy empty bottles when they sell them elsewhere with beer inside?

A long time ago I had a buddy who worked at a bar and would give me all their empty grolsch bottles. In return I would give him some homebrew. Perhaps you could develop a similar relationship with one of your local barkeeps.
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I use these with Grolsch gaskets:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50108908

Cheap and they do the job.
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If I'm gonna pay $2/bottle, I may as well get them with beer in it.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:20 PM   #7
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Whole foods sells Altenmunster in flip top growlers for $16. Makes bottling day a snap.
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I just bought all mine at the liquor store with beer in them. Paid around $2.30 each and could even buy them one at a time if i needed.
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I agree with miada, find a local spot that serves good beer and you can come up with a bunch. I've got a local spot that appreciates when I take them away.
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105 flip top bottles... free
Sorry to rub it in... Your best bet might be to try craigslist. buying them new will cost about $2.00 each or so.


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