Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:38 pm

So, looks like I'm just being obsessive compulsive again as per usual. I'm up to 8 cases now BTW. :pop
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Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:52 pm

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Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:24 am

spiderwrangler wrote:
Kbar wrote:Keg!!! Sorry, had to vent.


If you'll read the topic title, you'll see that this is not directed at you... :P

You've been moderated bitch! :crazybitch: :asshat:
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Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:19 am

I may have about 2-3 cases of 12oz and 2-3 cases of 22 oz ( all recycled bottles ) for those times I need keg space. When I need to free a keg, I'll bottle the rest of the lowest one. I also use these for transport to homebrew club meetings.

I also keep about 2 cases of brand new bottles around for competition entries.
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Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:42 am

captain carrot wrote:You've been moderated bitch! :crazybitch: :asshat:


I was wearing my bottler hat, not my mod hat... :asshat:
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Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:22 pm

I used to be in the same boat. I had the large sink in the laundry room set up as a part of my bottle cleaning line & filled with either bleach water or PBW 24/7. I used the bleach water since I was living in a tiny mountain town & was getting a lot of bottles from the bars in town & wasn't about to take any chances.

Now that I have a dozen cornies or so I don't keep as many on hand, and I don't bother reusing them. If you have a brewery that's buying multiple pallets of glass at a time, they'll usually fill a case or three for pretty cheap - I think I was getting them for $2-4/case IIRC. I have a case or two of bombers somewhere around here, and my treasured swingtops - they're either 1L or 1.5L, I forget off hand.

I also saw you're cleaning them in the dishwasher. I'll lend you a piece of advice I had to learn the hard way. Make sure there's no drying agents (Jetdry, etc.) in there. My ex put some in there without telling me once. Didn't find out for a couple weeks until I had to throw out an entire batch that had already been bottled & naturally carbed.
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Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:09 am

Ozwald wrote:I also saw you're cleaning them in the dishwasher.


I'm against dishwashers as a means of cleaning bottles. I'm sure the outside get's clean, but I just can't bring myself to trust that enough water gets up through the neck of the bottle to reliably clean what's in there, not to mention the tiny bits of stuff that may be left over down in the machine itself that I don't want recircing all over my bottles...
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Re: Bottlers, how many do you keep on hand?

Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Duzdisluk Infektid wrote:Only 667,422 left to go.

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Make sure not to throw any stones...

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