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Old 12-15-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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I'm normally really resourceful about these types of things, but I'm plum stumped on where to find these used. I've probably rummaged through the local recycling bins 25+ times to get regular and 1liter bottles, and have never seen one 375.

I live in Utah so not a lot of folks drink. I'm a graduate student and can't afford/won't buy new bottles. Anyone have any other ideas?

 
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:22 PM   #2
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You could try talking to the cooks or owners of Hamilton's steak and seafood, see if they will save you any bottles. Other fine dining places may do the same as well.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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At the risk of being impaled on the lightning bolts of the wine gods, since 375 ml equals 12.68 ounces, could 12 ounce beer bottles be used?

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:52 PM   #4
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At the risk of being impaled on the lightning bolts of the wine gods, since 375 ml equals 12.68 ounces, could 12 ounce beer bottles be used?

Fred
I've been told that beer bottles won't handle wine corks, and wine corks are necessary for aging. Plus they don't look nearly as cool.

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:16 AM   #5
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picky picky. if you want corks for beer bottles, use #7 corks and bottles that take crown caps, and dip in colored candle wax.

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the crown cap bottles have heavier necks than twist offs as all home brewers know
a nice brown bottle wit a bright red, or green wax top and a little ribbon can be real cool.

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Old 12-16-2011, 03:24 AM   #6
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Where at in Utah are you? I work as a Sous Chef in Ogden and have all the bar tenders on point to bring me all empty wine bottles that take a cork! ( The promise of my food is enough to keep them on it!) I would be happy to pass some along to you. You would just have to pick them up. PM me and we will see if we can work it out

 
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Old 12-16-2011, 01:04 PM   #7
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He apparently lives in Logan, UT...

 
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:39 PM   #8
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Around here the 375's are popular as wedding favors for table decorations. You might check reception halls
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:47 AM   #9
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I've been told that beer bottles won't handle wine corks, and wine corks are necessary for aging. Plus they don't look nearly as cool.
True... but you said you're a poor starving grad student (to paraphrase)... and cork for cork, cap for cap, crown caps are WAY cheaper and beer bottles are WAY more plentiful. And if you're getting as fancy as to age the stuff, bigger bottles such as the common 750ml and the big boy (I call him a party bottle) 1500ml would see to make more sense.

If you're feeling adventurous I just go through the recycling at an Italian restaurant in town. Sundays are always good because they tend for more wine sales over the weekends. In fact I'm going to replenish my supplies tomorrow.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:09 AM   #10
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Its also a misconception that brews don't age in capped bottles due to the lack of slow oxygen exposure. I'm not sure how it happens but my Meads have aged well in capped beer bottles for me.
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