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Old 08-24-2007, 01:22 AM   #1
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:29 AM   #2
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great article!! Thanks!!
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On Tap
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Old 08-24-2007, 03:41 AM   #3
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Sweet, I was just talking to someone at work the other day about the origin of the Growler, now i can send the Idiot something to read.

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Old 08-24-2007, 12:54 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting the article. Good read.

I've often wondered whether you could turn a growler into a minicask system. I just think it'd be nice to be able to set up a baby cask system without having to dedicate full cornies of homebrew. Two or three growlers for a weekend-only (Fri-Sun) cask system would be just about right.

Put in a little carbing solution, it won't hold a lot of head with the cheap plastic caps, but will give it a slight head- just like a real ale should have.

No refrigeration needed...a couple taps, a bit of ice, and you're good for the weekend.
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:50 PM   #5
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Add this puppy on it and you're good to go!
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  2. Irish Red Rye
  3. Robust Porter
  4. Russian Imperial Stout
  5. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Citra
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Old 08-24-2007, 02:19 PM   #6
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Bear Republic has the plastic gallons available. Nice, but since the legal-speak is on the cardboard container, refills can be a problem. I still have two & use them occasionally.
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