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Old 11-27-2009, 02:41 AM   #11
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I don't own a growler myself... I've been told that they're only good for a week and loose carbonation after a day or two. If I buy a pack of ESB I only have one or two a week. I drink cheap home brew when I want more than just a couple of drinks on a friday night ha ha ha.

Regarding your cider, where did you find the 1/2 gal jugs and at what price?

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Old 11-27-2009, 11:06 AM   #12
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Regarding your cider, where did you find the 1/2 gal jugs and at what price?
I used PC brand cider from the Superstore, 1.9 L or so containers I think. It's cloudy stuff with sediment, juice and no preservatives. Actually I didn't find much that had preservatives. They were $3.99 each. My next batch is using cans frozen from concentrate, at just over a buck each (x4).
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I used PC brand cider from the Superstore, 1.9 L or so containers I think. It's cloudy stuff with sediment, juice and no preservatives. Actually I didn't find much that had preservatives. They were $3.99 each. My next batch is using cans frozen from concentrate, at just over a buck each (x4).
I don't make hard cider unless I can find juice or fresh cider for around $1/litre, which isn't too often. Frozen concentrate is usually really inexpensive though. If you could find a good brand and the proper concentrate:water ratio for a 5% ABV cider I'd be really interested in trying it myself.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:24 AM   #14
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I use some food grade silicon and apply a thin coat the gaskets on my growler's and flip tops. Even stored at room temperature for a couple of months I can throw them on ice, serve them three hours later and carbonation and taste is just as or better than bottling.
I bought a tube around 5 years ago that I use for flip tops, kegs, growler's, and scuba diving parts to treat seals (NOT ON NITROX or TRI-MIX (enriched oxygen) unless you like big fires!)
I think I still have around 4/5ths of it still left. A little goes a long way to make a seal air and water tight.

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I use some food grade silicon and apply a thin coat the gaskets on my growler's and flip tops. Even stored at room temperature for a couple of months I can throw them on ice, serve them three hours later and carbonation and taste is just as or better than bottling.
I bought a tube around 5 years ago that I use for flip tops, kegs, growler's, and scuba diving parts to treat seals (NOT ON NITROX or TRI-MIX (enriched oxygen) unless you like big fires!)
I think I still have around 4/5ths of it still left. A little goes a long way to make a seal air and water tight.
I've been looking for this stuff, but I've found it hard to come by...
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