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schristian619 06-08-2010 09:34 PM

source for BIG growlers?
 
I've been looking for some large size flip top growlers and haven't been able to find any. I'm brewing a beer for a friend that will be a gift and would like to bottle it in at least a 3 liter growler. I know Stone sells them, and I could get one from them and remove the label, but I'd rather buy a few blank ones. It would be great if I could find a 9 liter one like that Piraat Ale bottle, without having to spend the $275 for the beer. Any suggestions?

Opherman47 06-08-2010 10:47 PM

yah i would like to find one of those tooo

Kruuuger 06-22-2010 07:44 PM

+1 on this.

My LHBS sells a pack of 4, half gallon growlers for $15.99. I actually think that's a pretty good deal. What do you think?

The only issue is they're clear glass. thoughts?

also...they have those thin metal twist on caps. I could def see it not being air tight. does anyone have any thoughts/concerns on this?

My whole reason for getting these is to be able to give them out to friends to drink over the weekend, so i can't really see any of these being a major concern. If i want to store them longterm, i'll just use reg bottles and cap them.

Boerderij_Kabouter 06-22-2010 07:59 PM

http://www.breworganic.com/2literswingtopgrowlerwithhandle.aspx
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/bottling/bottles/2-liter-growler-standard-handle.html
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/bottling/bottles/2-liter-growler-romantic-handle.html
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/bottling/bottles/growler-tap.html

No dice on 3l, sorry.

schristian619 06-22-2010 10:06 PM

Those are great for Kruugers purpose. Still haven't found any of the 3+ liter ones though. Won't be bottling this beer for a few months, so I have some time to keep looking, hopefully I can find something

robtotten 06-23-2010 12:55 AM

It seems like the beer could go flat too fast to enjoy in a 3 liter. Would you consider multiple smaller growlers?

sjlammer 06-23-2010 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kruuuger (Post 2124859)
+1 on this.

My LHBS sells a pack of 4, half gallon growlers for $15.99. I actually think that's a pretty good deal. What do you think?

The only issue is they're clear glass. thoughts?

also...they have those thin metal twist on caps. I could def see it not being air tight. does anyone have any thoughts/concerns on this?

My whole reason for getting these is to be able to give them out to friends to drink over the weekend, so i can't really see any of these being a major concern. If i want to store them longterm, i'll just use reg bottles and cap them.


These are NOT growlers. they will not hold the pressure from carbonation. you will likely have a mess on your hand if you try to carbonate in them. they are essentially 1 gallon carboys.

Jethro 06-23-2010 08:19 PM

You might try 3 or 4 liter wine jugs. They can be had for real cheap or free. Maybe go for a walk around the neighborhood on garbage/recycle day?

schristian619 06-23-2010 09:24 PM

You're right, the beer would go flat fairly quickly in a 3+ liter growler. It would be meant for mainly novelty, as its for a friend who loves big bottles and the like, but also, when consumed, it would be in one sitting over a couple hours with a group of people. So, I think it will be ok. Stone does 3 liter growlers, and I've shared a 3 liter double bastard with some friends and all was good.

Kruuuger 06-24-2010 04:12 PM

sorry i should have clarified further. I dont plan to bottle condition these growlers...just fill them from the tap with carbed beer. the air tight issue i have is, after filled, if a friend puts it in the fridge and doesn't drink it for 3 days, hopefully the caps are tight enough to not seep out that little pressure over 3 days and therefore have flat beer before it's even opened. Granted once open, it's a on deathrow, but if they plan to drink it that day, shouldn't be a problem.


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