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RPIScotty

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Belgian Empties?
« on: September 30, 2015, 10:00:34 PM »
Anyone else saving these? I've got about a case each of Westmalle, Chimay, Rochefort and Orval bottles. I give them a hot rinse and soak and save them when I'm done. Seems like a total waste not to.


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Offline dilluh98

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Re: Belgian Empties?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 10:06:52 PM »
I save any and every thick glass bottle I can. I think I'm close to having enough to bottle an entire batch of saison at proper saison CO2 volumes. Gives me an excuse to try out new Belgians - damned if I'm going pay money for a case of thick glass empties.

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Re: Belgian Empties?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 12:06:58 AM »
Yeah I always save and keep the thicker bottles. It's good insurance for how much wild yeast and brett I use in my brewing. Inevitably I end up clearing out plenty of standard longnecks because I end up with too many. It's about that time actually...
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Re: Belgian Empties?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 12:29:00 AM »
I rarely bottle nowadays, so I don't keep many bottles any more. The one exception is heavy Belgian-style bottles. Those never go in the recycling bin. Like the OP said, seems like a waste not to...
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Re: Belgian Empties?
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 12:36:38 AM »
I rarely bottle nowadays, so I don't keep many bottles any more. The one exception is heavy Belgian-style bottles. Those never go in the recycling bin. Like the OP said, seems like a waste not to...

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