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Old 02-26-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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What is everyones opinions or experiences on growlers...*EDIT*...for bottleing.

Are they worth it or dont waste time with them?

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Old 02-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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Depends on what you use them for. I have 4 and think they are great for sharing. I recommend tossing the metal caps and getting the plastic ones that actually seal.

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I think they're great. I use them all the time to take my beer on the road. I keg but if I'm going somewhere and want to bring some beer with me I just fill them off the tap.

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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They're all right, but you can get better results with a carbonator cap and a few plastic 2-liter soda bottles. Either dump out, or drink the soda/soda water, clean it out, and you can carb up flat beer in about 10 minutes.

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Old 02-27-2009, 11:44 PM   #5
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i use the swing tops all the time to bottle in.

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Old 02-28-2009, 12:00 AM   #6
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They're all right, but you can get better results with a carbonator cap and a few plastic 2-liter soda bottles. Either dump out, or drink the soda/soda water, clean it out, and you can carb up flat beer in about 10 minutes.

This is a very good idea above if you don't mind going ghetto.

The brown swing toppers are great. I got one for Christmas along with the tap. Its nice for serving at a party.


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BTW - I think the swing toppers will hold carbonation longer. My buddies use jug-style and their beer is almost always very low carbed or flat.

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Old 02-28-2009, 12:06 AM   #8
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This is a very good idea above if you don't mind going ghetto.

The brown swing toppers are great. I got one Christmas along with the tap. Its nice for serving at a party.


ooo, somebody sprung for the nice handle. Pretttttty
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:15 AM   #9
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ooo, somebody sprung for the nice handle. Pretttttty
I have had the sucker filled at least a dozen times at the local micros since Christmas. Every time I get it filled somebody comments about the handle.

I know I asked for the right thing. Santa also has good taste. FYI - He's a hophead. He makes a nice IPA with Glacier & Northern Brewer.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:28 AM   #10
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Some of us are not as cool as Schlenkerla. I go ghetto by refilling growlers to head over to friends with homebrew. I usually turn up the co2 a little while before filling it up so it has a little extra for the trip.

Here is me emptying one with the actual product in it.



MMM...... That was a good Amber Ale, I just might have to try and clone it.

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