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Old 04-13-2011, 04:38 AM   #1
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Im finishing my basement and I have a bunch of "special" bottles I want to display some how. By special I mean Dark Lord, Westy 12 and a few like that. How do you guys display your empties that are worth keeping?

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:40 AM   #2
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I only have a couple, but I clean them and then fill them with starsan and cap.
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Old 04-13-2011, 04:45 AM   #3
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I have a 100+ collection of craft/micro bottles on shelves in my garage. Garage is also my brewing area, and man cave. Houses my sculpture, and fermentation chamber, a table and chairs for hangin out, and, of course, the usual garage things: lawnmower, bikes, etc.
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Old 04-13-2011, 06:43 PM   #4
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I saw on another board where someone used spring loaded wall anchors in the bottle with screw eyes attached and hanging from a cable. It wasn't something i'd do at my place but it was pretty creative.

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:02 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by ratfarmer View Post
spring loaded wall anchors
If anyone is interested in this, they're called Toggle Bolts, and that is pretty clever

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:06 PM   #6
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I'm just planning on building a couple of shelves. But then again I don't have much to display.

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:10 PM   #7
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Not too creative, but shelves or any other available space is easy. . .

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #8
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Put beer in them and stick them in the fridge.

Of course, my most special bottle is probably a Sierra Nevada Stout. Not a lot of variety out here as far as unusual beers go.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #9
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San Diego
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I'm getting ready to toss mine.

They've been sitting in boxes in my garage, taking up what little space I have, and no place to display them.

*sigh.. maybe I'll recycle and get the deposit back.
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #10
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I have two pre-1900 beer bottles somewhere in my kegerator. The rest of the bottles (if I'm not bottling for a comp) go in the recycle bin. I'd rather store full ones.

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