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September 16th, 2005


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10:12 pm
ok, so apparently no one in the world (or at least the intarweb) sells any beer bottle storage units. Therefore, I must take it on myself to build one.

Anyone (except keggers) care to comment on their beer bottle storage system? My current setup is a bunch of cardboard cases full of bottles stacked on the floor of my closet.

*Edit*
To clarify, I'm thinking 45 degree angled shelving to maximize storage per sq. ft. of floor space, and keep bottles mostly upright.
Small apartment you see, footprint matters greatly.

Thinking something like this maybe. circles are dowels for shelving.



*edit*
oops, that was for the homebrewing community.
Any of you folks have good beer bottle storage?
mood: cheerfulcheerful

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From:axessdenyd
Date:September 17th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
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Hmmmm. I dunno about the dowels, looks like if one wasn't in juuuust right and the front went too high, it would fall straight to the floor.

Of course, I own a grand total of two bottles, and bother are on my desk.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)

Re: What about these?

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all designed for large wine bottles, and don't approach the density I'm aiming for, but thanks.
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From:prosicated
Date:September 17th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
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I haven't yet looked at your commentary on the homebrew com, but it looks like you're contemplating the opposite of a bottle tree -- they store the bottles at a downward angle to drain, while you want to store them at an upward angle to settle.
Your current design looks anything but closet-and-cat-proof, at least without sides along with the dowels. Though slightly flared tips, like coat rack ends, might eliminate some of the potential for flying bottles of homebrew.
My imagination is running the other direction from yours, I am picturing peg boards through which you slide the cap/neck of the bottle, and evenly spaced shelves that allow the bottles to stack depth-wise like bricks. That idea doesn't make for easy bottle rescue, though.
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From:kyrelle
Date:September 17th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
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I'm assuming this thing would be about 4 ft. wide like a bookshelf with solid woods ends? I like the design. You could also put sliding dividers on each level, sort of like bookends, to ensure rows that weren't fully filled wouldn't tip over if jostled.
Also, if youre using these racks to hold your own beer collection, not just the stuff you're brewing yourself, you might want to make the rows a bit wider and deeper, or just specific ones (the ones at the bottom most likely) in order to accomodate larger (22 oz. I think, or is it 24?) bottles used by breweries like Omigang(sp?), Stone, and Unibrau.
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From:djluminal
Date:September 17th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
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it looks to be a sound design, but given the fragile nature of the contents being stored, i'd either increase the quantity of dowels used or go with actual shelving. think of the weight involved here. glass bottles plus 12 ounces of beer = a pound per bottle! multiply that by four shelves three or four feet across = a lot of weight to distribute and support! single dowels would not do the job unless you used something at least 3/4" in diameter, and at that point any aesthetic design advantage of dowels goes right down the toilet.

i agree with Lish, you might want to reserve the bottom row for 24-ounce bottles of stuff like Duvel, Chimay, Ommegang, LaChouffe, Wailing Wench, etc.
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From:inahandbasket
Date:September 17th, 2005 06:54 pm (UTC)
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yes yes, I'm planning on not having it be very wide between vertical supports, weight won't be a problem.

And yes, 24oz bottles will be accomodated. ;o)
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From:djluminal
Date:September 17th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
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mmm, beer.
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