Aus Deutschland...Twenty (20) half liter brown German flip-top beer bottles with handy dandy sturdy plastic rack. Bottles contained Hefeweizen from the Dinkelacker-Schwaben BrÃ¤u brewery in Stuttgart, Germany, http://www.schwabenbraeu.de . Bottles were emptied circa 2008 and contents were outstanding. Following emptying of the bottles each bottle received a warm water bath to remove the labels and wash out the residual yeast. Bottles were then inverted and air dryed. Approximate weights of bottles in grams: 402 412 424 406 426 429 430 415 423 420 420 447 417 419 429 411 426 405 427 442 Approximate weight of handy dandy sturdy plastic rack: 1,744 grams. Approximate weight of package, bottles, rack and packing: 24 lbs. Estimated shipping cost to zip code 63965 from zip code 09128: Space Available (approximately 2-3 weeks): $21.26 See updated information on shipping below. Optional insurance for up to $50.00: $1.70. These bottles are very uncommon for the United States and can be reused with little effort for homebrewing. No need for disposable bottle caps that get thrown away. Using flip-top bottles for homebrewing helps reduce your carbon footprint (every little bit helps...). The glass is brown in color which is ideal for all non- skunked beers. Note: Green and white bottles are designed for skunked Bier. GrÃ¼ÃY Gott . P.S.: T is a problem with the shipping calculator for this item. The package dimensions are: 17" x 14" x 13" and weighs 24 lbs. A similar item was shipped previously in a slightly larger box to zip code 63965 for the least expensive rate of $21.26. P.P.S.: A return trip to the local post office gives another rate for shipping. I found that USPS online gives a rebate for online postage purchasing. So, in order to give you the least expensive shipping options: Please reference: http://postcalc.usps.gov/MailServices.aspx?M=3&P=24&O=0&OZ=09128&DZ=07920&RECT=True&L=17&H=14&W=13&G=0&MailingDate=8/5/2008&MailingTime=17:00 Select the "Start Over" button. From ZIP Code is 09128 . To ZIP Code is your zip code. Weight: 24 lbs. Dimensions: Length: 17âe Height: 13âe Width: 14âe Shipping cost will be what usps.gov lists. I'll duke it out with the postal clerks if they have any questions. Please select either Priority Mail or Parcel Post . In the example above for ZIP code 07920: Priority Mail: $12.81 Parcel Post: $10.79 Danke schÃ¶n!