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Old 06-08-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 06-08-2010, 10:47 PM   #2
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yah i would like to find one of those tooo

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Old 06-22-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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+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.

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http://www.breworganic.com/2literswi...ithhandle.aspx
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...rd-handle.html
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...ic-handle.html
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...owler-tap.html

No dice on 3l, sorry.
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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

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

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+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.
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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?

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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.

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Old 06-24-2010, 04:12 PM   #10
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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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