I'm not really a keg person--I know that nothing beats the ease of aging stuff under gas but let's assume I am not going to get into kegging for many reasons (the labor of bottling keeps this hobby in check for me, I don't want 50 gallons in the refrigerator on tap at my disposal).
However I would like to put several gallons of AW under aging for awhile. Carboy aint a great option because when the C02 runs out, the bad guys leak in. So I'm thinking these big growlers that can withstand carbonation.
How much would you carb. These are 1/2 gallon each, use 1/2 ounce priming sugar? Or 1/4. I just want enough to keep it gassed for aging, because it's not going to pour and stay carbed in such a large volume anyways (unless you can slug 1/2 gallon that quick). Maybe oak barrel would be cheaper in the long run?
"Glass is heavy duty to withstand pressures of carbonation--over twice as thick as a regular growler. Bottles are perfect to age wine or beer like double IPA or imperial stout"