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Old 11-25-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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I saw a random picture of a grolwer tap - thought it was a cool idea but couldn't get much info out of the pic. Did a search and nothing I get has any info on building one - just commerical examples or "how long will beer stay in a growler" threads

Anyone have one or detailed pics so I could kinda figure it out.

I know it can't be that hard, but I'm a graphics kinda guy not an engineer that can come up with the stuff in my head - so any pics of a growler tap so I can figure out what I need from Homedepot/lowes to make one would be great.

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Old 11-25-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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All you really need is a 1ft section of hose that will slip over your normal tap so that the beer doesnt splash into your growler

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Old 11-25-2009, 05:37 PM   #3
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thats not what I'm thinking about, it something like this

http://www.kegkits.com/Merchant2/mer...L&Store_Code=W

but I was thinking using a seltzer cartrige connection, I can figure out it to some extent, but not 100% as far as tubing and in/out and what not.

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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I've read on posts somewhere here that growlers routinely fail when pressurized...it is not what they are designed for...I wouldn't do it.

Then I was thinking...2L is just over 4 full pints...do you REALLY need to tap that volume???

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:23 PM   #5
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some people will tap anything that has a hole.

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:26 PM   #6
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I've read on posts somewhere here that growlers routinely fail when pressurized...it is not what they are designed for...I wouldn't do it.

Then I was thinking...2L is just over 4 full pints...do you REALLY need to tap that volume???
Real Growlers are designed to hold pressure. Most of what we normally see are jugs but called Growlers.
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Real Growlers are designed to hold pressure. Most of what we normally see are jugs but called Growlers.
How do you know if it's a real growler and what are they rated for? Curious as I have what I believe to be a real one.
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some people will tap anything that has a hole.
You are welcome for the "softball" (slow pitch I might add)......!!!
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How do you know if it's a real growler and what are they rated for? Curious as I have what I believe to be a real one.
I can't speak with autority, but if you have one like as pictured in that link, that's a real one. (Brown amber bottle with a flip-top air-tight lid.)

If your growler looks like a simple glass "moonshine" jug that you might find apple juice in at your grocery store, then it's just a jug and is probably not meant to handle pressure.
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