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Old 06-04-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 06-04-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-04-2007, 07:40 PM   #3
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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.

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OK, so how to tell if pewter?

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it will be metal instead of glass

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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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