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Old 12-12-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Default Bottle conditioning in a ceramic flip top growler

I know not to bottle condition in a screw top growler. Too many articles advising against it. Some said they had better luck with the ceramic flip top growlers. Have a nice one from Victory Brewing with an aluminium handle, same as other brewers use, I would like to use but only if it is safe. Do not want to depend on luck.

Seems a lot of people use Grolsch bottles. Everyone can't be kegging so figure some are safely bottle conditioning with the Grolsch and EZ Cap bottles.

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Well I saw 2 liter ones at the LHBS and after bottling my first batch I am considering it too.. Looking at the ones they had, they were thicker than bottles.. so I would think conditioning in them would be fine. I didn't think to ask.

But it would seem easier to bottle in 9 - 2 liter growlers than 54 bottles, not to mention no capping, etc..

Its probably what I am going to do with my Octoberfest.

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Old 01-09-2013, 05:50 PM   #3
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I have bottle 3 batches now in Grolsch bottles and a 2 little growler with a swing top lid. All have been fine and carbed up nicely in a normal 1-2 weeks. The 2 liter growlers don't fit in the fridge very easy though.

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The flip caps aren't the issue, it's whether the glass container can handle the pressure. Most growlers are not designed for conditioning pressures.

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Thats why I would think the ones at the LHBS could handle the pressure they looked as thick if not thicker than regular bottles.

They looked like these:

http://www.toteglass.com/index.php?c=features

Rated at 4 Bar (60 PSI) inner strength.

Then of course there are the ones Deep Woods sells.. and give the SS ones are not much more expensive.. I think I know which way I am going

http://www.dwbrewproducts.com/shop/p...l-growler-p-43

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Just use common sense. If the growler seems flimsy, it probably is. If it seems built to hold pressure, it probably is.

I have bottled in a thick-walled flip to growler before with no issues at all, but I also have some thin-walled flip-top growlers that I wouldn't dare bottle in.

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