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Old 12-07-2012, 07:22 PM   #11
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The sex reference was awesome! Mixing two great topics in to one.



 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #12
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Topic has been beat to death, even I've searched it many times.

The fix is ghetto growlers,,,,, AKA carbonated water bottles of your size and choice.. Dump out the water, sterilize and fill up. Did this recently with my red ale and it worked like a charm.

Will be breaking out three 2 liters I filled up next weekend for christmas party. Works better than I ever expected and super cheap. I bought enough at the local grocery store to fill up 5 gallons worth and it cost less than $9 and their reusable.

now Git R Dun


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Old 12-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #13
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People are always debating this on here, all I can say is one of my good friends who has been bottling in growlers for YEARS! and never had any blow.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #14
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Why would a growler be any less cable of carbonating a beer than a Sam Adams bottle? If one shakes up a carbonated beer, the pressures is going to be just as high in the bottle as carbonating. Just asking.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:47 PM   #15
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Is it me or does revvy have the best responses.

This is prob the 10th time ive read a post and said OMG i hope this guys still alive as i go to post a response on why i think its not a good idea and BAMM! Couldnt have said it better myself...really im actually astonished about that low pressure gauge bottle. What a great way to tell when peak carbonation has been reached!

Period. Growlers cannot be used for carbing. The pressure created during the second ferment before being absorbed into the liquid is VERY high. Oposed to Already carbed beer being housing in the vessel and reaching equilbrium pressure in the headspace.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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People are always debating this on here, all I can say is one of my good friends who has been bottling in growlers for YEARS! and never had any blow.
I walk across the street all the time without getting hit by a car....mayb todays the day?
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Why would a growler be any less cable of carbonating a beer than a Sam Adams bottle? Just asking.
A beer bottle has a higher psi rating than a glass growler. It's MEANT to take the pressure of carbonation. A growler is only rated to have ALREADY CARBED beer in it. How difficult is this concept for people to grasp?
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How difficult is this concept for people to grasp?
Easier when it's differing.

 
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:53 PM   #19
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I think the fact of it all is growlers were not MADE or MEANT to use during carbonation. So yes you can use it but your taking a risk and it's simply something I'm not going to chance.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #20
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Why would a growler be any less cable of carbonating a beer than a Sam Adams bottle? If one shakes up a carbonated beer, the pressures is going to be just as high in the bottle as carbonating. Just asking.
Why would a mason jar, or pickle jar be any less capable? Because all glass isn't made the same.



 
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