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Glass bottles?

Postby billvon » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:18 pm

Any problem bringing in glass bottles? I'm planning on bringing a few cases of homebrew and giving them away. I can haul them out if people return them, although I'm not going to insist.
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:22 pm

Only if you promise to go barefoot through the entire event and don't complain if your toes get sliced.
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:21 pm

Discouraged but allowed.
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby phil » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:41 pm

Louise and I were given a couple of bottles of beer in 2002, and we've kept the empties as fond souvenirs:
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We've also given away bottles of custom soda with our private labels. Naturally, I think glass bottles are fine. We wouldn't drink our port in anything but a fine glass.
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Eric » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:48 pm

phil wrote:We wouldn't drink our port in anything but a fine glass.


Port on the playa sound like pure decadence. I think I need to hang out in your camp...
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Savannah » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:51 pm

billvon wrote:Any problem bringing in glass bottles? I'm planning on bringing a few cases of homebrew and giving them away. I can haul them out if people return them, although I'm not going to insist.


Invite them to leave their bottles with you when finished (many are grateful for this, if they don't have a knapsack or pocket) and don't consider it rude to ask if they have the ability to stash it responsibly if they take their drink To Go.

You will also want a broom and dustpan in case there is an issue.

Brooms are also nice for sweeping out a layer of dust post-storm (or using--a scrubby one--to spread the water in an evap pond).
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Bexx » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:04 am

most of our hard booze is coming in big glass bottles. But they don't leave camp - and actually stay in one area of the camp. - and at our bar. It shouldn't be a problem if you are keeping them in camp. - When packing the car, I plan on packing the bottles up real good in milk crates - and put them toward the center of the car.
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby BBadger » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:06 am

Bring your bottle tree and encourage people to put their bottles on it.
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby CapSmashy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:23 pm

Savannah wrote:You will also want a broom and dustpan in case there is an issue.

Brooms are also nice for sweeping out a layer of dust post-storm (or using--a scrubby one--to spread the water in an evap pond).


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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Savannah » Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:03 pm

Missed a spot . . . :)
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Turnip » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:03 pm

Until I can find me an amount of Grey Goose that comes in plastic, I'll be bringing me some glass bottles.



I did cave and buy a bunch of Mike's Hard Lemonade tall boys. I could never hope to drink the whole can to myself before it went warm, but this way it encourages sharing!
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby graidawg » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:08 pm

Eric wrote:
phil wrote:We wouldn't drink our port in anything but a fine glass.


Port on the playa sound like pure decadence. I think I need to hang out in your camp...


i may just bring a bottle of port with me. i think a port with a cigar would be fine thing on the playa (though i am a peasant i'm pleased to swig from the bottle)
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Bexx » Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:49 pm

Just spent 200+bucks on booze.. And 80% of it is in bottles...as long as we don't get to tossing bottles around like the movie cocktail, I think we will be ok
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Bumble » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:34 am

Bump

Just want to check that this is all still true in 2012 - in that we are planning champagne cocktails & can't see that happening, if "no glass containers" refers to these bottles too.

But wanting to be a good citizen & therefore i will decant spirits & only buy wine in 2-4L cardboard boxes (aka "goon bags")
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Rice » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:14 pm

Glass can and might break. As long as you have a plan for dealing with broken bottles - go for it!!
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:34 pm

Cans are just easier to deal with, especially on load-out. Less likely to strain plastic sacks, pack much more compactly, blah blah blah. Though it would be cool if there was a camp that would melt all your bottles and cast them into giant lawn dildos.
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Eric » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:20 pm

Go ahead & bring glass, just be careful & have a plan if it breaks. I bring glass every year (the lemonade and limeade I get only comes in glass, same with the good vodka I pour into said 'ades), never had a problem. The bars I've been with also use glass - it would be a pain in the ass to have to pour all the liquor into different bottles, especially when you're bringing several thousand dollars worth.

Get the super heavy duty trash bags (don't skimp & get the cheap ones for this) and the double-line a "glass only" garbage can with them. Make sure the glass all goes into that can, be careful when swapping bags out, you should be fine (and your glass is all ready for recycling)
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby lemur » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:43 pm

re: super heavy duty bags..

some brands/places refer to them as "CONTRACTOR BAGS"
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Re: Glass bottles?

Postby Bob » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:16 pm

Trash compactor bags are hefty, and fit five-gallon buckets.
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