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View Poll Results: How many Bottles do you have?
Over 250 61 64.21%
Over 500 19 20.00%
Over 1000 2 2.11%
I only Keg 13 13.68%
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
Feb 2012
McDonough, GA
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First off, I do not currently keg but may try it in the future. So please no "bottling sucks just keg" posts. I am continuously collecting bottles from friends and through my own consumption. I am up to about 200 bottles. I was just curious how many bottles do you hardcore bottlers have?

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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Currently I have 22 cases of 12oz bottles, 2 cases of 16oz and 15+ 22oz ones. I have been trying to get in the habbit of bottleing a 22oz bottle from every batch and putting them away to have later on. Bottleing for me has become a family thing, while I'm mixing up priming sugar and racking my kids are sanitizing and hanging them on the tree and while I'm filling they are capping. I bottled 2 batches last week in 1.5hrs.

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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I recently found out how many bottle I had accumulated last week when I thought I was going to be bottling my nut brown ale. It came to 146 12 ounce bottles and 6 bombers. I rinse them after I empty, but I needed to remove the labels. I will not be letting them build up like that again. Lesson learned.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #4
May 2010
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215 12oz
50 22oz

with some random grolsch bottles in there too. I actually primarily keg, and depending on my social calendar I'll actually go from keg>bottle for whole batches fairly often.

Bottling really isn't the end of the world, kegging does take 1/54th of the time, though.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #5
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I have ~50 bottles, primarily 750mL bottles and a few swing tops.

I mostly keg, but if I brew something that can benefit from aging (sours, barleywines, RIS etc) I bottle at least part of the batch... The whole batch for sours.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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Way too many to know. But over 1,000 for sure.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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Your poll is too limited! I thought I had a lot with just under 200 bottles but I don't even make the list, booo

I only have maybe 70 filled right now the rest are in kegs.

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #8
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I've got about 21 cases of lable free bottles and another 4 or 5 cases of bottles I haven't taken the labels off of yet.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #9
Feb 2011
Carson, IA
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10 Cases 12oz
8 Cases Grolsch Bottles
6 Cases 8oz Coke Cola Bottles (Barley Wines)
12 1 liter Swing Tops
6 Kegs and 6 more on their way.

Just need to start collecting bombers!
And depending on the beer I may bottle or keg it.
I usually only keg beers that are my house beers.
Bottles are used to allow me to sample the beer as it ages at cellar temps.

What a great hobby!

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Old 04-26-2012, 03:25 AM   #10
Oct 2011
Blue Island, IL
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I've got 12 cases of 12oz, 24 x22oz, a dozen swing tops, and close to 500 wine bottles. However my keg system is nearly complete, I don't plan to bottle unless I.have to.

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