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Old 03-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #1
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I made this Mega Beer Bottle - Giant Beer Bottle Growler from a Budweiser Bottle Glass Piggy Bank, replacement growler cap, and an old car antenna.

It holds 2.25 Liters of beer, is 16" tall, and weighs 8 Lbs when full.

It was quite simple to build, I just had to cut the antenna and make 2 replacment parts, and one additional part for the growler replacement cap.

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Old 03-13-2012, 03:46 PM   #2
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nice build!!
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #3
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Since it's made to be a piggy bank, I doubt it was engineered to hold pressure. Can you tell how thick the glass is compared to a standard growler? I would hope that any build-up would cause gas to escape from the lid and not turn it into a giant bottle bomb. I'm not trying to rain on your parade, just give you something to consider. If you're filling from a keg, keeping chilled, and drinking quickly I'm sure it would be fine. I think it's a great idea, and well executed.

 
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:30 PM   #4
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The bottle is made from glass that is 5/16" thick and weighs nearly 3 lbs empty. It is essentially an exact replica of a standard beer bottle scaled up in every respect.

That being said I treat it like a standard growler, keeping it cold at all times, and never exceeding 2.5 volumes, or about 15 PSI.

I have been using the three that I have made for over a year with no issues.
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