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Old 07-30-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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I have seen a bunch of posts where people ask about bottling in 64 oz growlers with screwcaps from breweries. I have a few of these (one with a metal cap and one with plastic). The other threads never talk about anyone's final result, so I was wondering if anyone tried this successfully.

Went to Blue Point brewery this weekend. Local place out on long island. If anyone can get their hands on it I reccommend the Toasted Lager
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Old 07-30-2006, 03:13 PM   #2
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I don't see how you could be successful with the plastic screwcaps; at least the ones I've seen just have a waxy paper liner inside. The growlers with the swingtop lids (similar to Grolsch) should be fine.

I have a neighbor who bottles in 2L soda bottles with great success which seems like a cheaper and more robust (to droppage) solution than growlers to me, though possibly not as aesthetically pleasing.

 
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Old 07-30-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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I used to bottle growlers with the metal caps. It worked ok, but I wasted a lot of beer because it seemed like the sediment in the bottom would get stirred up worse than a normal bottle when pouring.

 
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:29 PM   #4
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Good point alemonkey. The growlers are probably best to transport kegged beer when you dont want to lug around the whole keg.
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Old 07-30-2006, 10:43 PM   #5
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I've only used them for transportation & they just don't hold carbonation for more than a few days.
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