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Old 01-07-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
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What do you do with your bottles as they're aging or empty? Mainly looking to see if anyone uses large crates of sorts instead of old beer boxes/cases.

I have a 3 day weekend coming up and thought about breaking out the table saw and building a couple 40 bottle (8x5) Crates and staining them.

Planning on:

1x6 sides
3/4" bottom
1/4" insides 4" tall

It would have handles on the side for easy transport.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:51 AM   #2
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I do this:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/my-n...ge-unit-90478/

...but making your own sounds cool too.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #3
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I like the filing cabinet idea I use these. they're pretty easy to make and look pretty good with a little sanding and stain. the cardboard insert dividers fit perfectly inside and they hold a case of 22 oz bottles. The "doublers" ( not pictured and heavy as hell when full) hold 2 cases. stackable too

 
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:45 PM   #4
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Those are pretty damn nice!

Filing cabinet would be a good pick too!
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:57 AM   #5
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i use milk crates.....easy to stack too. i made some 'dollies' that i stack them on and just wheel them around.

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:00 AM   #6
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I use milk crates, they are stackable, strong and they EACH can hold 1 case of beer in the half the footprint of a cardboard beer case.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:12 AM   #7
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I like the filing cabinet idea I use these. they're pretty easy to make and look pretty good with a little sanding and stain. the cardboard insert dividers fit perfectly inside and they hold a case of 22 oz bottles. The "doublers" ( not pictured and heavy as hell when full) hold 2 cases. stackable too
Man you guys are tall!

(Nice fish too.)

 
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:40 AM   #8
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Man you guys are tall!

(Nice fish too.)
naw, its only a 6ft ceiling in that part of the basement and swmbo makes me keep the fish out of her sight

 
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