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Old 11-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #11
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I use both glass and PET's,the latter are good indicators of carbonation


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Both glass and PET are fine. I use both, a few swing tops and large PET bottles. I don't know where the idea that PET bottles don't hold their carbonation comes from, I have not had any problems whatsoever, and I keep beer in PET sometimes for months. However if anyone has any first hand actual experience of this, it would be useful to share.


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Old 11-01-2017, 02:05 PM   #13
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from discount homebrew in doncaster his names gary, 07912 383861


Thanks. This might be useful for other members as it would be a lot more expensive by the time I got them home from Doncaster.


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....i know were to get bottles at �£12 for 40 and new plastic stacking crates are �£8 each that hold 20 bottles, if your interested let me know.
Tanzanite, is this Gary's shop you are referring to in your later post?

http://discount-homebrew.com/product/beer-bottles-x-40/

They are listed at £15 for 40 - still a good price. At £12 for 40, have you negotiated a special price?
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yes thats the one give him a call he has the same bottles cheaper , talk to him ask him about used bottles there washed clean sound . say that Steve from Nottingham told you , i go and pick mine up . he a sound guy he will do his best for you, and those better brew kits are very good.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:15 PM   #16
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When you next see him tell him to do an offer on the crate which hold 20 used bottles with the bottles. £8.50 per crate that holds 20 looks good, if he did the used bottles in those crates at the price you said, so 2 crates and 40 bottles for £29 + delivery he could well have a winner.
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yes thats the one give him a call he has the same bottles cheaper , talk to him ask him about used bottles there washed clean sound . say that Steve from Nottingham told you , i go and pick mine up . he a sound guy he will do his best for you, and those better brew kits are very good.
Response to an email I sent a short while ago:
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The £12 for 40 was some surplus brand bottles that we bought at the right price as a one off from a brewery. Our usual stock brand new bottles are £16.00 per 40 (the price has unfortunately just gone up by £1) and these are the ones on our website.
We also stock quality used beer bottles (all clean and de-labelled) in sets of 40 at £11.00 per 40.

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When you next see him tell him to do an offer on the crate which hold 20 used bottles with the bottles. �£8.50 per crate that holds 20 looks good, if he did the used bottles in those crates at the price you said, so 2 crates and 40 bottles for �£29 + delivery he could well have a winner.
if you take 40 used bottles and 2 crates thats £28 +delivery !!
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I use mainly Coopers PET and recycled fizzy water bottles and I flatly deny [With the greatest respect, I'm sure we all mean this as a conversation not an argument] that they're hard to carb up. I've never had one, not a single one out of hundreds and hundreds, that didn't go properly. The whole reason people use them as testers is that they're so good at showing whether the batch is carbed right.

Or that they lose carbonation, I have batches that run six months to a year and they're just as well gassed at the end.
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I have to say that I never have issues with coopers pet bottles, also started brewing with normal pet clear bottles and they were good, used those a good 8 times and no problems,


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