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Old 08-16-2013, 04:47 AM   #1
Nov 2012
Fargo, ND
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random 1st time browsing CL in my girlfriends hometown. (2.5 hours from where i live.) find this guy with a list of a crap ton of bottles and drying tree for 50 bucks. So i say what the hell, worst case scenario i end up with a drying tree. So I shoot him a msg, and this is what I picked up last weekend. just priced everything out retail (roughly, some dont have retail value). But i just about shat myself and had to tell someone who would care

$210.00 94 16oz Grolsch green swing top bottles (11.75 gallons)
$180.00 60 22oz Fischer Swing top bottles (vintage,not in production) (10 gallons)
$165.00 11 1.5L Grolsch green swing top bottles. (rare, not in production)(4.4 gallons)
$125.00 120 6oz brown champagne bottles (5.625 gallons)
$112.50 45 16 oz cobalt swing top bottles (5.625 gallons)
$090.00 156 12oz cobalt bottles (14.625 gal)
$062.00 21 1L Cobalt swing top bottles (5.5 gal)
$039.99 bottle drying tree /w rotating base
$037.99 Super agatta bench bottle capper
$020.00 Various extra caps and gaskets
$017.99 Bottle Rinser

Total Value: $1059.97 Retail
Cost: $50.00
Total mega awesome Craigslist Savings: $1009.97 (4 photos)
Brew long and Prosper... May the wort be with you... Yippeekayay master brewers... You had me at free beer.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:53 AM   #2
Jan 2012
Berkley, Michigan
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Better get brewing, so you can fill those up.
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:00 PM   #3
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By bottle rinser,are you meaning the jet rinser for the faucet? And we'd def like to see examples of those bottles. especially the out of production ones...
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:27 PM   #4
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Really awesome score. I scan the local listings daily myself hoping for something similar. Congrats.

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Old 08-16-2013, 01:32 PM   #5
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Aug 2012
Butte, MT
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I hate you a little bit...

Just a little.

(Nice find.)
Muddy Creek Brewery
2 E. Galena Street
Butte, MT 59701


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Old 08-16-2013, 01:48 PM   #6
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That is amazeballs!

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:06 AM   #7
Nov 2012
Fargo, ND
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Hey thanks guys! Time to make a HUGE RIS or doppelbock and bottle condition the crap out of them probably throw some mead and rice wince into the mix as well. I think the bottles im most excited about are the 1.5L's and the 6.5oz champagne bottles. really unique and tough to find.

-by bottle washer i mean the attachment for the top of the bottle tree for sanitizing. already have the $5.00 hose/faucet deal.

-Real easy to do a daily search. save your browsing history. Seach Beer, Wine, and Brewing. Always make sure to click the first link, then when you come back you know what you havent seen :-)
Brew long and Prosper... May the wort be with you... Yippeekayay master brewers... You had me at free beer.

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