Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > growler considered an open container?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-06-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
njale
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 95
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default growler considered an open container?

Generally, is a growler considered an "open container" while driving? Even if its in the trunk. I know it probably varies state to state

__________________
njale is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:49 AM   #2
DanH
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
DanH's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,018
Liked 82 Times on 64 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

No idea but my common sense tells me that if it's clean and empty it would be ok. If it's full and your on the way home, I can't see getting a ticket for it. Since it's full, you haven't been drinking from it.

__________________
DanH is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #3
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,519
Liked 531 Times on 469 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

It depends on if the growler was sealed when bottled, or if you broke that seal. I know our state (FL) requires vendors to seal all of their growlers before you're allowed to leave a filling station. That way, there's no ambiguity if you get pulled over that the growler is indeed sealed and untouched. Otherwise, yeah it's an open container even if the lid is screwed on tight.

__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #4
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 61,017
Liked 4451 Times on 3240 Posts
Likes Given: 866

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aiptasia View Post
It depends on if the growler was sealed when bottled, or if you broke that seal. I know our state (FL) requires vendors to seal all of their growlers before you're allowed to leave a filling station. That way, there's no ambiguity if you get pulled over that the growler is indeed sealed and untouched. Otherwise, yeah it's an open container even if the lid is screwed on tight.
Wisconsin too. They put a tape-like seal over the top, so it's not an open container.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:52 AM   #5
Beernik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: salt lake city, ut
Posts: 2,915
Liked 292 Times on 246 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

I've always wondered the same thing about swingtops.

__________________
Cleaning my daughter's bedroom is like a freaking archeological dig.

On deck: Apple Honey Ale, Barleywine, Belgain Golden Ale, Malt Liquor, IRA, Wit, Uinta Hazel Clone, Uinta Yard Sale Clone.
Beernik is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:52 AM   #6
njale
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 95
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

yeah i always assumed if it was full you would get away with it, unless you over the legal limit, than they would throw that on also.

if you bring a growler to a party or homebrew meeting and it only gets 1/2 drank,i assume taking the other 1/2 back home would be considered open container

__________________
njale is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:54 AM   #7
njale
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 95
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

NJ doesnt put any tape or seal on them, that i know of

__________________
njale is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:54 AM   #8
njale
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 95
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aiptasia View Post
It depends on if the growler was sealed when bottled, or if you broke that seal. I know our state (FL) requires vendors to seal all of their growlers before you're allowed to leave a filling station. That way, there's no ambiguity if you get pulled over that the growler is indeed sealed and untouched. Otherwise, yeah it's an open container even if the lid is screwed on tight.
so in FL, transporting a full growler of your homebrew is always open container?
__________________
njale is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:56 AM   #9
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,519
Liked 531 Times on 469 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by njale View Post
if you bring a growler to a party or homebrew meeting and it only gets 1/2 drank,i assume taking the other 1/2 back home would be considered open container
Yep. Unless, of course, you seal it again. Most of our breweries use a shrink wrap collar on the neck of our bottles and a hair dryer to seal them but I know a few that just use electrical tape. Carry your own electrical tape and seal that sucker up when you leave.

That, or just don't... you know.... drink and drive.
__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2013, 12:56 AM   #10
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,519
Liked 531 Times on 469 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by njale View Post
so in FL, transporting a full growler of your homebrew is always open container?
Without a sealed lid, yes.
__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Transporting yeast starter considered open container? SurlyBrew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 08-10-2012 03:53 AM
Had to cut open LME container, need advice before brewing ido50 Fermentation & Yeast 4 03-23-2012 02:23 PM
Carbonation in an open container dstamper441 General Beer Discussion 3 09-16-2011 05:11 PM
Open Container, or is it? leirbag General Beer Discussion 20 11-09-2010 01:44 AM
Cracked open the growler and... joerockt Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 01-30-2007 10:59 PM