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Old 09-02-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Bottle Conditioning in a GROWLER??

I don't have enough bottles, so before I run to the brew supply store, I was wondering if I could siphon 64oz of beer into my growler and let it bottle condition for a month... Could this work?

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Old 09-02-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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Not very well.

Growlers are not really built to withstand the pressures associated with bottle crarbonating beer.

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Old 09-02-2008, 08:09 PM   #3
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People around here have done it. I personally never would because I don't trust that growler glass is made to withstand that pressure, and I'm not 100% sold a twist on cap will seal it properly, but if you do a search there are people who have no problems with this.

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i've had two growlers break on me. they were really thick, but still not designed to hold pressure...two different types of bottles, both with swing-tops.

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Good to know, thanks Death.

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i've had two growlers break on me. they were really thick, but still not designed to hold pressure...two different types of bottles, both with swing-tops.
Are you referring to these: Austin Homebrew Supply ?

I've used a very similar style to bottle in twice, with no ill effects, but may not take chances if you've had 2 break. I figured that since they aren't screw caps they'd hold the pressure okay. Maybe I'll save it for when I bottle Ed's Apfelwein still.
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no, i had one given to me and another i got from drake's brewery.

on the other hand, i have some swingtop bottles from Triple Rock (32 oz bottles i beleive, not really growlers) that are MADE to hold pressure and work very well.

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Good to know, thanks Death.
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do you have any soda bottles? I use them all the time. They work fine, but you have to pretty much decant them all at once after you open them. If you keep tipping the bottle, it'll stir up all the yeast.

Also make sure you condition them in the dark.

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(from a post I made a while back, nearly a year ago, as I look at the date)


Ok, this bashing of proper screw on growlers has got to stop. I use them regularly (1-2 for each brew, more if I have them empty).

You simply have to use the right screw-on-top. Air locks - Rubber stoppers - Screw caps - Bungs - Wine making supplies - Beer Polyseal caps will solve any and all carbonation problems. I've opened growlers 9 months past bottling, and they are as carbonated then, as they were a month after... and the same carbonation as the traditional capped bottles.

In fact, it's likely that in my next visit to the LHBS, I'll be picking up a couple more... or perhaps grabbing a few that are already full of beer.

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