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Old 06-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Greetings! I know you can't bottle condition beer in screw-top growlers because you can't make enough of a seal to carbonate. But what about putting still apfelwein in there? The caps have a waxy seal on the underside, so oxidation shouldn't be an issue.

Any other problems with it? I've got a ton of growlers lying around. It'd be really cool to get some use out of them.

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Old 06-24-2008, 04:57 PM   #2
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You probably could use them just fine. I would flush them with CO2 if you can to prevent oxidation.



 
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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You probably could use them just fine. I would flush them with CO2 if you can to prevent oxidation.
I don't have CO2(yet); what I was planning to do is fill them as if I were bottling in bombers: fill with a bottling wand right up to the top so there's only a small headspace of air.

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Old 06-24-2008, 05:32 PM   #4
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I'll bet you will be FINE....just don't be tempted to try and finish one off by yourself....
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Old 06-24-2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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Finish a growler of Apfelwein? I can see the headlines now "Man found in ditch, naked, with a smile on his face.



 
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