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beer cases
« on: April 30, 2011, 02:48:33 PM »
Does anyone have a good lead on empty beer cases? I don't want to keep putting my beer in the empty twelve packs from my bottle supply.

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Re: beer cases
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 03:09:58 PM »
Most of the bottle shops around here have stacks of those boxes at the front of the store.  Whenever I'm in there, I buy a six-pack or two and, when they go to put them in a bag, just say "how 'bout a box".  You could probably just ask them for some anyways as they probably have more of them than they know what to do with.

Another option, is copier paper boxes from work - there always seems to tons of them being discarded.  Four six-pack holders fit easily in those and they're plenty sturdy.
Joe

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Re: beer cases
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 05:31:00 PM »
shouldn't be hard to get as many case boxes as you need. every year when our club holds our competition, we ask one of the local beer stores to save cases and six pack holders (left from the singles they sell) for us. they're always happy to do it. they just throw them away otherwise.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 05:34:00 PM »
Yep, and I find wine cases are the perfect size for bombers.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 01:38:52 PM »
I've been getting e-mails lately from these guys

http://www.cwcrate.com/

They look like pretty sturdy boxes, which would last quite a long time.  The only thing keeping me from taking the jump is the cost.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 02:16:15 PM »
I've been getting e-mails lately from these guys

http://www.cwcrate.com/

They look like pretty sturdy boxes, which would last quite a long time.  The only thing keeping me from taking the jump is the cost.
Those I know that have these love them.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 01:59:01 PM »
They look killer.  Sturdy and completely waterproof.  Someday when I have extra money that isn't being spent on beer ingredients or beer equipment, maybe I'll buy some beer boxes.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 11:31:32 PM »
You a handyman?? If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least
find you handy....."red green"
Old build of cases I remembered from days gone by....
http://home.wideopenwest.com/~gregmuller/beercase_album.htm?
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 12:44:05 AM »
You a handyman?? If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least
find you handy....."red green"
Old build of cases I remembered from days gone by....
http://home.wideopenwest.com/~gregmuller/beercase_album.htm?

+1 Those look easy to make. Maybe make them deeper so that there's less light getting to the bottles.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 04:06:45 AM »
Those are bottle height and built for stacking
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 09:35:34 AM »
Those are bottle height and built for stacking

Really?

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Re: beer cases
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2011, 10:11:13 AM »
euge, methinks Fred was referring to the ones @cwcrate.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 10:18:27 AM »
euge, methinks Fred was referring to the ones @cwcrate.

Oh. My bad then.
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 10:20:52 PM »
Wow, I haven't seen that name in a while. MullerBrau never made the migration, did he?
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Re: beer cases
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 10:23:08 PM »
I don;t think he did Ruben, I was always impressed with his integrity and
craftmanship.
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