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This is a little off-topic to the process, but more about supplies for the process.

I thought I could pick up some cheap, used, Grolsch bottles online, until I started looking at the prices. On Etsy and eBay, these used, empty bottles are going for almost the same price for a single bottle ($15.50 for a pair; $21 for three), as a new 4-pack ($7.20-9.50), with beer in them. When you add on the shipping, and the wait, it'd actually be cheaper for me to run out to the store, buy a 4-pack, and empty the beer, for the bottles. Is it that there's so much demand for these bottles, with more home brewers, that there's a shortage?

Where do most people go, for affordable, fermentation-strong, flip-tops?

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    If you have a brew supply retailer available, I think it would be cheaper just to order the bottles, they're usually ~20 USD for a case of 12, here for example. But..you don't get beer inside them to drink :) – rob Aug 18 '20 at 20:04
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    Where are you based? – Mr_road Oct 29 '20 at 21:46
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I had a quick search for wholesale suppliers, some of these come in case of 12 - https://www.kinnek.com/industry/brewery/beer-bottles/?npc=3&page=1&sortby=relevance&tag=2197&bnode=22&source_detail=search

Hope that helps.

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  • I don't think I bottle enough for home use, to order wholesale, but that's still a great site. Thanks for sending it! – LOlliffe Oct 31 '20 at 0:22
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    You may be surprised how small orders some suppliers will handle, always worth dropping them a line. – Mr_road Nov 1 '20 at 16:50

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