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Old 05-25-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
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Ok, maybe a dumb question but....how do you do it?

My buddy gave me a 1.5L Grolsch bottle a week or so ago. I intend to fill it with BM's Cenntennial Blonde which is on tap right now and take it to a friends house tonight. Anything I need to know?

I plan on drinking it all tonight but do I need to sanitize it or anything?

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Old 05-25-2008, 10:12 PM   #2
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I just dunk the whole thing in sanitizer the same way I do all my other bottles. Then fill away. Love those bottles by the way.

EDIT: Just realized you'll be drinking it all tonight. I guess you can do whatever you want. It wouldn't be any different than just taking a clean glass from the kitchen cabinet.

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Old 05-25-2008, 10:14 PM   #3
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Ok, maybe a dumb question but....how do you do it?

My buddy gave me a 1.5L Grolsch bottle a week or so ago. I intend to fill it with BM's Cenntennial Blonde which is on tap right now and take it to a friends house tonight. Anything I need to know?

I plan on drinking it all tonight but do I need to sanitize it or anything?

THANKS!!
I'd just make sure it is clean and odor free. If you will be consuming it tonight no need to go to the trouble of sanitizing.
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Sweet thanks guys!!

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If you have time, put it in the freezer before you fill it. It'll cut down on foam.

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If you have time, put it in the freezer before you fill it. It'll cut down on foam.
If you use beirmunchers homade beer gun you shouldn't have any foam. It's alot easier.
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Yeah I had some foam but I just stopped and capped it....let it rest for a minute then fill it again. It took maybe 4-5 times but it wasn't too bad and it filled all the way.

Man, I love low gravity beer! I killed a half gallon of beer tonight

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I attached a piece of hose to the end of the picnic tap, it allows to fill from the bottom up and push out all the foam. Without it I was getting 60% foam in my growlers.

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