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Old 01-31-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
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I can't justify buying bottles that don't contain beer.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:21 AM   #2
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I can't justify buying bottles that don't contain beer.
If you're looking for pint bottles, any Polish lager is usually pretty cheap and usually pretty good, too.

Lejazk comes to mind.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:37 AM   #3
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costco or sam adams.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:45 AM   #4
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Dos Equis Free from the Mexican restaurant.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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I've used a huge variety of commercial bottles, by far sam adams has the best. I've used some of those bottles for 10+ batches where I've heard after 5-6 batches is when the integrity of the bottle is suspect
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
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costco or sam adams.
Costco goose island...also easiest labels to remove imo
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:48 PM   #7
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I've used a huge variety of commercial bottles, by far sam adams has the best. I've used some of those bottles for 10+ batches where I've heard after 5-6 batches is when the integrity of the bottle is suspect
Why would the bottles EVER become suspect unless your capping process does something strange?

I was buying different craft brews, for the "flavor research" as well as the bottles. I now save all that money for ingredients for my own beers. I like mine about as good as any commercial beers anyway.

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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Costco...

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
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I've read bottles will break down after heat sterilization in a few batches but I've never heard of them getting worn in other ways. Will they go bad over such a short period using liquid sanitizers? (Iodophor)

 
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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Budweiser American Ale (if they still sell that) uses pop-tops, if I remember correctly.

Sierra Nevada's beers can be had by the 12-pack for just over a buck per bottle (I just bought Ruthless Rye from a grocery store for $13.49 a couple of weeks ago).

 
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