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neckbone 06-04-2007 06:02 PM

Used growlers worth it???
 
I was at a antique store the other day and saw a growler that had some German writing on it, don't remember exactly what it was, and it was resealable. Is this worth picking up? Could it be cleaned and reused? I didn't thoroughly inspect it, but it seemed to be metal, not glass.

I think I'll run by there this week and grab it, but I was wondering if it would be fine to reuse it. And also, if so, where could I pick a replacement gasket?

blefferd 06-04-2007 06:35 PM

i dont see why you couldnt reuse it, they sell them at my local HBS and glass is glass no matter how old it is :) i would try your local HBS or online for gaskets.

abracadabra 06-04-2007 06:40 PM

It really depends on what type of metal they are. If it's pewter you probably don't want to use them as pewter contains lead.

neckbone 06-04-2007 07:06 PM

OK, so how to tell if pewter?

blefferd 06-04-2007 07:08 PM

it will be metal instead of glass ;)

DraconianHand 06-04-2007 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abracadabra
If it's pewter you probably don't want to use them as pewter contains lead.

So do paint chips and they are mighty tasty.


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