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Old Yesterday, 12:41 PM   #1
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I have a small batch of beer that I made just for a party (2 gallons) and I don't really want to bother with cleaning bottles and stuff (lazy). I have a few metal growlers, two with the swingtop lids and one with a screw on lid. Can I just bottle in those? Will they hold carbonation?

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I don't know what a "metal growler" is, but everything I've read has strongly discouraged carbonating in anything that wasn't specifically designed to withstand those pressures, i.e. kegs and standard beer/champagne bottles.

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I don't know what a "metal growler" is.
http://www.kegworks.com/kegworks-sta...-growler-64-oz
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The swing top should be fine. If it's meant to hold beer and is stainless, it will hold beer-level carbonation. Just be careful opening the thing. I've seen some nice beersplosions with flip-tops when over-carbonated.

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I've carbonated in a swing top before, it OK to do. I've also done it in a keg, the only issue is that you have to make sure the lid is completely sealed so that the CO2 does not escape while carbonating.

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i've bottled with swing tops, and often experienced the best/quickest carbonation in those. granted they were brand new, so the seals were still in perfect shape.

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