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Offline andrewhejl

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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 02:58:40 PM »
Cool, that price doesn't sound bad, thanks for the reivew, exactly what I was looking for, never really seen anything like them. do they stack easy?

I think that they're pretty easy to stack.  The plastic sides are more durable than cardboard so have more integrity.  I have 4 cases on top of each other right now and no worries about collapse.

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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2012, 08:25:43 PM »
I second (or third, or forth, or whatever), the CW crates.  Very sturdy at a reasonable price.  The learning curve in assembling them can be a bit annoying though.

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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2012, 07:16:54 PM »
Any Chance the CW Crate Folks offer a AHA member discount?

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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2012, 01:56:17 PM »
Awesome! I just purchased a set and they are pretty great! Love 'em totally worth it.

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« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2012, 03:41:24 PM »
Any Chance the CW Crate Folks offer a AHA member discount?

You know that is a good question: I don't believe they do, but that would be awesome!

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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2012, 03:46:21 PM »
I use the $5 plastic filing crates from Wally-World.  You need to cut a piece of 1/4 ply to strengthen the base, but they hold 30 bottles (5x6) perfectly, and are just tall enough to stack.  They also hold 20 bombers or wine bottles (5x4) perfectly too, but you cant stack 'em that way.
Thanks for this, that was exactly what I needed. I might eventually go with the CW Crates, but these seem nearly perfect for me as a new brewer, especially in a closet with a blanket thrown over to protect the beer a bit more from the light.
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« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2012, 05:46:39 PM »
Thanks for this, that was exactly what I needed. I might eventually go with the CW Crates, but these seem nearly perfect for me as a new brewer, especially in a closet with a blanket thrown over to protect the beer a bit more from the light.

Yeah what's nice about CW is that they can be stored anywhere really, and be protected from all the elements, really sturdy. Like em alot

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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2012, 06:29:11 PM »
Just getting back to you all again, after using these boxes I have realized that they are really worth the investment. They are crazy durable and waterproof! I recommend these to anyone!

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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2012, 06:44:50 PM »

Disclaimer, I did NOT buy a case of Hard Lime, I simply re-purposed the box home from the liquor store...

no need for an explanation mr. angry scotsman. you are among friends here. 8)
also if you need help emptying those bottles......
I would never under any circumstances post a pic of case of Hard Lime in my house.   ;)  I also would never start a thread asking people to tell me why my beer smells like vomit.  (Saw that someplace else)   :o  I guess I have too much pride.   ;D
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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2012, 07:31:38 PM »
Wow How did i miss this thread?!

I like the CW crate since it's specifically designed for beer bottles. I believe that is a riveted fastener. Rivet's what kept Levi Strauss in business according to popular lore.
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Re: Beer Cases! Help!
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2012, 07:47:22 AM »
I use milk crates.  A standard milk crate will hold 25 standard 12-oz bottles, and they're easy to stack and clean.  You can also put the bottles in upside-down to drain them of for storage.  You don't have to steal them - search "plastic milk crates" on Amazon.com and you'll find a set of four for around $25 plus shipping.
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