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Old 11-11-2011, 12:38 AM   #1
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Credit goes to Revvy for this idea, and I thought I'd share - milk crates are awesome. I just got a bunch of milk crates from a company called Farmplast in New Jersey for $8 each, which includes shipping. They hold 23 bottles and they stack in a way that is sturdy as heck,
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AND they make a sturdy carrier for a 6.5 gal BB, as well as a pretty good drying stand for the MLT. Cheers!
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:57 AM   #3
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Exactly what I store my bottles in..!!!

I haven't bought any in a while because the University where I'm going to grad school just throws away the ones that there milk is delivered in... Try driving behind supermarkets, etc and see if you notice any sitting next to the dumpsters.

 
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:41 AM   #4
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Credit goes to Revvy for this idea, and I thought I'd share - milk crates are awesome. I just got a bunch of milk crates from a company called Farmplast in New Jersey for $8 each, which includes shipping. They hold 23 bottles and they stack in a way that is sturdy as heck,
Do you have a link for their shop?

 
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:39 AM   #5
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Do you have a link for their shop?
Oops, guess I should have included that.

http://www.idairycrates.com/

The crates were $4, shipping is another $4, and they come in packs of six.
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Growing up I worked in a grocery store. Milk crates are about the best damn packaging out there and can be reused to do all kinds of things. Hadn't thought to revist them now for my brewing... good call.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:26 PM   #7
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Another idea - I'm delabeling a bunch of bottles and using two milk crates to dry them after I'm done. I put 23 clean, wet bottles in one crate, right side up. Then I put another empty crate on top of that one, and inverted the whole thing. Now the water is dripping out of the bottles. Pretty cool.
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Nice one! I wonder how well they fit in the rectangular crates.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:13 PM   #9
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Those are the 16 quart ones right?

 
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Not sure how many quarts - they're just the square ones.
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