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Old 09-14-2011, 02:09 AM   #11
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Ranger IPA or Sierra Nevada Torpedo.

$11.99 for a 12 pack and decent beer to boot.
a little more expensive here in dallas-fort worth, but 2 of my favorite ipa's


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Old 09-14-2011, 02:10 AM   #12
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"...the short stubby bottles fit perfect in my middle drawers..." That's what she said!!


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Old 09-14-2011, 02:17 PM   #13
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Can get Long Trail IPA for like $21.99 at some store around Philly. My buddy keeps buying them and giving me the empties and cases (so I see the price sticker).
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:42 PM   #14
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I wouldn't bother looking for pop-tops. I've bottled thousands of Canadian screw-tops with a bench capper. Never had one under-carbed and never had a neck break. So buy whatever beer you like and bottle in those. Only difference I've found is that the labels come off some easier than others.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:47 PM   #15
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I am using dos equis brown bottles, they are plenty cheap at the Mexican restaurants recycle bin and I got a pile of them in about 2 weeks time.
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #16
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OP: There's usually a good selection of cheap Polish lagers at the LCBO that come in brown glass, pop cap PINT sized bottles. I capitalized PINT becuase that's the proper way to enjoy a beer, not this 341 ml nonsense! lol

Some of the names to look for are Zywiec, Okocim and Lezajsk. They're all pretty good beers and in the case of Lezajsk, it's technically a German beer since the brewery has existed for well over 100 years and up until 1918 Lezask was technically in East Prussia. Just goes to show that when you lose a war, you could also lose some good beer!

The bottles average around $2.00 - 2.25 ea. Of course since you live in Ottawa you can buy these same bottles, empty, from Defalco's for 20 cents each.
If they don't have them (their stock levels rise and fall with those bottles) you can have some of my bottles. I just got into kegging and I don't need near as many bottles as I have.
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I wouldn't bother looking for pop-tops. I've bottled thousands of Canadian screw-tops with a bench capper. Never had one under-carbed and never had a neck break.
Has anyone had similar luck using a handheld wing capper?
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Old 09-14-2011, 06:10 PM   #18
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I hate to be the person to argue the premise of the question. Have you considered plastic soda bottles? I use them when I run out of bottles, and it is very easy to get empties.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #19
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Thanks for all replies.

Made a list of the beers listed and will head to the beer store and see what they have. I don't think they will have most of them and I know the prices will be way more than you guys listed (beer prices are brutal up north).

CanQuaffer - Didn't know Defalcos sold those bottles that cheaply. Definitely going to swing by and see what they have. Love that place - smells amazing when u walk in. Might have to take you up on that offer too, if they're sold out.

Ellis - Something about popping a glass bottle and pouring a beer that just appeals to me.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:59 PM   #20
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Costco's 24pack is about $18. That's the same price as empty bottles at the LHBS, only the ones from costco come with beer inside!


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