From the HBD Archive
From: Richard Stern <hpcslb!rstern>
Subject: BOOTS and help with finding bottles
Date: 1988-12-30 15:43:27 GMT

Jay Hersh mentioned a friend who had brewed BOOTS ale, and I'll admit to
being that person (hi Jay). The kit was given to me by the owner of the
neighborhood beverage mart. I did NOT use the liqued yeast that came with
the kit; it looked very milky and I used my old standby, Muntana (or something
like that) ale yeast. If I remember correctly, the brew was not very memorable
(maybe that's why I'm having trouble remembering :-) ). Anyway, the can

had the graphics on the metal, as opposed to a paper wrapper, so we kept the
can and used it to hold caps. All of this is no help to someone trying to
find BOOTS extract, except to maybe say that it's not worth the bother.

I'm having trouble finding bottles. When I was living in Troy, NY (hello to
all the Troy Homebrew Club members), I used the 16 oz. returnablebottles that
came in a hard cardboard case. In Colorado there seems to be no such thing.
I've been to a few bars already, asking for cases of empty Bud long necks and
am not having much luck. I'd prefer to bottle in 16 oz (less washing) but

I'd settle for 12 oz if I can find them in the hard storage cases.
Can folks out there (especially those in Colorado) tell me where they get
bottles?? Are the non-returnable (and non twist-off) bottles thick enough
glass?? Am I really going to have to drink commercial beer until I have
enough bottles?? Thanks for any help you can give!!

Richard Stern

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