Bottle Storage ?

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Crossy, Mar 6, 2013.

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  1. Crossy

    Crossy Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013


    Where do you guys all store your bottles ?

    Milk Crates ?
    Wine Bottle Crates ?
  2. jncastillo87

    jncastillo87 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Texas

    sierrra nevada 12 pack boxes stacked in a closet
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  3. psnydez86

    psnydez86 Disciple (363) Jan 4, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    In a dedicated beer fridge to keep beers fresh/ not stale. Once there is no room in that fridge I have a party. I also "cellar" my higher gravity stouts/barley wines/strong ales in the basement at ambient temp.
  4. JimSmetana

    JimSmetana Initiate (0) May 11, 2012 Illinois

  5. Mattreinitz

    Mattreinitz Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2012 New York

    There's a tower of 12 packs in the corner of my kitchen, the "leaning tower of homebrew"
  6. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,083) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

    In 6 packs put inside paper cases (the 10 ream Aspen paper cases or the 10 ream Staples cases), but I am looking for a non-cardboard storage option since I store empties until bottling day, wash, rinse, sanitize, fill, and put back into the boxes wet and they are starting to lose their strength. Thinking of building crates from plywood and then sealing them so no moisture can get into the wood. I have plastic crates that hold over a case worth of bottles that I can use as well.
  7. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Disciple (353) Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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  8. epk

    epk Initiate (145) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Don't bottle often anymore, but recently I used a milk crate - works good! You can store at least a case in each and can use some cardboard or something for a more snug fit.

    Unfortunately, I have to give the milk crate back to my buddy... I'll have to procure some of my own for the future.

    In related note, I also need to come up with some sort of crate to better transport cornies.
  9. clearbrew

    clearbrew Initiate (0) Nov 3, 2009 Louisiana

    I put the bottles in the cardboard box they came in or in an empty twelve pack box. Then I store that in a closet under my stairs. I call it my "Harry Potter Homebrew House" (cause I'm a dork).
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  10. Crossy

    Crossy Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013

  11. biglobo8971

    biglobo8971 Devotee (480) May 6, 2010 Minnesota
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  12. jbakajust1

    jbakajust1 Moderator (1,083) Aug 25, 2009 Oregon

  13. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    I bought my bottles so they came in cardboard boxes with inserts. I taped the bottom up with packing tape since I will be using them for awhile. I store them in my basement after they have carbed.
  14. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I mostly cellar bombers so I keep the full case big beer bottle boxes when I get em.
    Keeps the bottles dark and protected also.
  15. pweis909

    pweis909 Poo-Bah (1,598) Aug 13, 2005 Wisconsin
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    in cardboard 6 pack holders. In warm, ambient room temperature during priming. In my fridge after priming. Before the 6 pack holders begin to get too ratty, I replace them to avoid losing an entire 6-pack to the bottles falling through the bottom.
  16. dfess1

    dfess1 Initiate (0) May 20, 2003 Pennsylvania

  17. mattsander

    mattsander Zealot (551) Feb 3, 2010 Alberta (Canada)
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    Any free and reasonably clean surface in my basement.
  18. mnstorm99

    mnstorm99 Initiate (0) May 11, 2007 Minnesota

    I purchased 10 cases of returnable (Busch Light, Old Milwaukee...) bottles from my local store when I started brewing. I gave some away when I switched to kegs, but I still have four of those boxes (they are very strong boxes). For bombers, I have two twelve packs that they came in as well as one from a Darkness day a few years back, and a milk crate). Most of my cellar is commercial beers at this point, but I bottle most of my big stuff and specialty stuff. This all sits on a rack in my cellar, in the boxes.
  19. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (397) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    Generalltly I grab bomber cases when I see them at the packie. I reuse the commercial ones, so those boxes work perfectly well. Use them for storing empties and full ones.
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