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Old 06-19-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Which is the best Growler?

I just started kegging my beer and was thinking of buying a growler or two. I have looked at the cheap screw top glass growlers and the nicer swing top's. I also found some stainless growlers at kegworks.com that look pretty nice. I did look at the brauler but cant find anywhere to buy it.

I guess I am just looking for opinions from anyone that uses the different styles to see which is the better option and the best bang for my buck. I think I am leaning towards the SS one just because it may last longer.

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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I like the glass with the swing top. Pro for the SS model.. if you can find it.. is it will chill/keep chilled w/ice faster than glass. Con w/SS is you can't see how much is left. Do they provide a dipstick?

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Just speaking as a consumer I greatly prefer the glass swing tops. They seal better and just look cooler. If a brewery offered both swing top and screw top glass growlers I would pay the extra for the swing top.

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I use swing tops mostly. I loan out my screw tops to friends who visit, that way if they go missing I'm not out so much.

Never tried stainless, I'll have to look into that.

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The homemade kind of course.

I made this Mega Beer Bottle - Giant Beer Bottle Growler from a Budweiser Bottle Glass Piggy Bank, replacement growler cap, and an old car antenna.

It holds 2.25 Liters of beer, is 16" tall, and weighs 8 Lbs when full.

It was quite simple to build, I just had to cut the antenna and make 2 replacment parts, and one additional part for the growler replacement cap.
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The homemade kind of course.

I made this Mega Beer Bottle - Giant Beer Bottle Growler from a Budweiser Bottle Glass Piggy Bank, replacement growler cap, and an old car antenna.

It holds 2.25 Liters of beer, is 16" tall, and weighs 8 Lbs when full.

It was quite simple to build, I just had to cut the antenna and make 2 replacment parts, and one additional part for the growler replacement cap.
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Thanks for the replies! I actually have a giant beer bottle exactly like that. I'll have to look into converting it the same way. Why didn't I think of that!?!

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I prefer the ones I get at the brewery because they're free when you buy the beer inside.

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Here is the link for the stainless one.

http://www.kegworks.com/kegworks-sta..._icmp=nextopia

I like the idea that it won't break. I would hate to spend $20-30 just to drop it. You'd be down a growler and worse... A half gallon of homebrew.

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My bro-in-law got me this as a gift for being the Godfather to his 2nd daughter. I know it's expensive for a growler, but this is by far my favorite one.

http://www.homebrewing.org/Growler-2...nk_p_1069.html

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