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Old 11-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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I'm looking to start using a few growlers when I bottle my next batch (along with regular 12 oz bottles). My question is this, is it ok to bottle condition in a growler ? Also is one type of top better than another ie screw cap metal vs nylon or a plug or what ?? Thanks for any info.

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:12 PM   #2
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Plenty of people bottle in growlers, but I wouldn't do it. There's a lot if threads on here pertaining to why you shouldn't... Use the search, it's your friend!

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:18 PM   #3
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I had a buddy do it and it came out pretty flat when regular bottles done with the bottle capper came out perfect. I stick to Sam Adams bottles

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Old 11-17-2012, 06:24 PM   #4
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They're not made to contain pressure. They're far more likely to explode.

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If you want to speed things up, consider using 22oz bombers.

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I have used growlers to bottle 4x. Worked. Carbed @ 2.4 vol.

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Old 11-17-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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I have used growlers to bottle 4x. Worked. Carbed @ 2.4 vol.
You're really lucky, then. Carbonation pressure is more than storage pressure, and I've had several photos and first hand accounts of blown up growlers.

One time, a guy was doing a brewcast, and several of us were watching him brew. He handed a friend a growler and the bottom blew out while we all watched. He wasn't hurt, luckily.

Instead of bottling in growlers, soda bottles are fine. They can hold a lot of pressure, since soda is more highly carbonated than beer and they come in convenient sizes.
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You're really lucky, then. Carbonation pressure is more than storage pressure, and I've had several photos and first hand accounts of blown up growlers.

One time, a guy was doing a brewcast, and several of us were watching him brew. He handed a friend a growler and the bottom blew out while we all watched. He wasn't hurt, luckily.

Instead of bottling in growlers, soda bottles are fine. They can hold a lot of pressure, since soda is more highly carbonated than beer and they come in convenient sizes.
Plastic soda bottles (2 liters) or glass?
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Plastic soda bottles (2 liters) or glass?
Plastic is all I've ever used. I haven't seen a glass soda bottle since I was a kid!
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I had horrible trouble with glass soda bottles breaking when making homemade root beer many, many years ago. I don't recommend them. I hear plastic works just fine.

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