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Old 12-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #21
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Revvy's #7 post sums it all up pretty well!

That being said and to those that keep insisting they do it with no issue, to each their own, if you elect to use growlers then go ahead and do so at your own risk but DON'T sit here on this site telling people it's a fine practice because it is NOT and people can get injured due to your ignorance. If you choose to injure yourself, fine but don't put other people in harms way. For every 1 ding dong that says they do it with no problem there are more posts questioning why their growler exploded!

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Old 12-07-2012, 10:42 PM   #22
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Why would a mason jar, or pickle jar be any less capable? Because all glass isn't made the same.
And THOSE, as most of us know, are meant to hold a vacuum, NOT outward pressure.

The ONLY safe alternative to a glass bottle ( not to mention stainless beer bottles, and a keg of course) is a plastic soda bottle. Whereas an industry standard glass bottle can hold no more than 3 volumes of co2, a pet soda or beer bottle can hold up to 10 volumes. If for whatever reason you don't want to bottle in glass beer bottles, save your pop bottles and use them.
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Revvy's #7 post sums it all up pretty well!

That being said and to those that keep insisting they do it with no issue, to each their own, if you elect to use growlers then go ahead and do so at your own risk but DON'T sit here on this site telling people it's a fine practice because it is NOT and people can get injured due to your ignorance. If you choose to injure yourself, fine but don't put other people in harms way. For every 1 ding dong that says they do it with no problem there are more posts questioning why their growler exploded!
And besides the safety risk, if it blows, you've just wasted a 1/2 gallon of beer you spent time and money on.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:51 AM   #24
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The fix is ghetto growlers,,,,, AKA carbonated water bottles of your size and choice.. Dump out the water, sterilize and fill up.


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No! Mix the carbonated water with fruit juice and sugar and give it to the kiddies instead of Coke!
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If you want to do this, why not use stainless steel growlers?

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They've just started to hit the market.

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I walk across the street all the time without getting hit by a car....mayb todays the day?
Man, are you serious!! I dont give a damn if the OP does bottles, cans, growlers, or gatorare bottles, all I said was i have a friend who has only used growlers. To be more specific for the past 12 years!!!! Hundreds of batches and never had one pop. maybe today is the day thats someones bottle will break too but thats not a good reason to stop using them is it?
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Man, are you serious!! I dont give a damn if the OP does bottles, cans, growlers, or gatorare bottles, all I said was i have a friend who has only used growlers. To be more specific for the past 12 years!!!! Hundreds of batches and never had one pop. maybe today is the day thats someones bottle will break too but thats not a good reason to stop using them is it?
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Man, are you serious!! I dont give a damn if the OP does bottles, cans, growlers, or gatorare bottles, all I said was i have a friend who has only used growlers. To be more specific for the past 12 years!!!! Hundreds of batches and never had one pop. maybe today is the day thats someones bottle will break too but thats not a good reason to stop using them is it?
It has been pretty well established here that growlers were not designed to be used for bottle-conditioning beer. That said, there will always be someone who doesn't care if they were or not. Maybe they will wind up as an entry in the Darwin Awards website, and maybe they won't.
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For the record.

The only time to use growlers is if and only if you say this right before you do it.

"Hold my beer and watch iss".......

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