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Old 11-21-2009, 06:05 AM   #1
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After fermenting cider and apfelwein in primary for at least 4 weeks, I plan to transfer them to growlers for long term storage. Will the growlers explode? I don't plan to prime them at all.

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:11 AM   #2
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Why do you think they'd explode if you're not priming them? Is the gravity very high or something?

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I've use the flip top style growlers for carbed ciders many times with no problems.

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they are definitely fine, especially if you're not carbonating in them.

personally, i ignore all the nay sayers and i naturally carbonate in growlers all the time and have never had one explode.

I do use polyseal 38 mm caps http://www.benshomebrew.com/ProductD...uctCode=eq38mm which create a better seal than the single use caps growlers usually come with.

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