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Old 08-02-2008, 06:10 AM   #1
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Default Aging Apfelwein in these growlers

I'm not really a keg person--I know that nothing beats the ease of aging stuff under gas but let's assume I am not going to get into kegging for many reasons (the labor of bottling keeps this hobby in check for me, I don't want 50 gallons in the refrigerator on tap at my disposal).

However I would like to put several gallons of AW under aging for awhile. Carboy aint a great option because when the C02 runs out, the bad guys leak in. So I'm thinking these big growlers that can withstand carbonation.

How much would you carb. These are 1/2 gallon each, use 1/2 ounce priming sugar? Or 1/4. I just want enough to keep it gassed for aging, because it's not going to pour and stay carbed in such a large volume anyways (unless you can slug 1/2 gallon that quick). Maybe oak barrel would be cheaper in the long run?

"Glass is heavy duty to withstand pressures of carbonation--over twice as thick as a regular growler. Bottles are perfect to age wine or beer like double IPA or imperial stout"

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Old 08-02-2008, 06:12 AM   #2
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You should send them to me!

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Old 08-02-2008, 06:14 AM   #3
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If you are looking at doing a batch, the regular amount of priming sugar should work. If you did a 5 gallon batch, dump in the same amount of sugar you would use for beer.

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