I am getting ready to switch from bottling to kegging. I would like to continue to brew in 6 gallon batches as I usually do to ensure that I don't come up short when it comes time to fill the keg, but I would still like to be able to use the extra that is left over. I was wandering if it would be possible to bottle with priming sugar in a growler so that I would only have one or two containers to deal with instead of multiple small bottles.
My concerns are: 1) can a conventional growler or similar glass jug handle the pressure or carbonation? and 2) will the screw-on cap create sanitation problems?
I have seen the swing-top ultra thick growlers that, i'm sure, would work much better for this purpose, but I am trying to find a more economical means of using large containers to bottle