Can you bottle in growler?

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donajr

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I am a newer brewer that loves all the helpful info on this site. Thanks.

But the question I have is Can you bottle in growlers. I can't seem to find the answer here.
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Jonnio

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People will tell you yes, but the consensus is that growlers are not pressure vessels and are not safe to bottle in.

PS - Welcome to HBT
 

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I used to bottle and used a couple of growlers on every batch for years. However, I have had a couple explode on me. finding a half gallon of beer and broken glass in the pantry is no fun.

After the 2nd one went I decided to start kegging.

Most of the time I did not have any problems. But you need to be prepared for a growler bomb every now and then.
 

TimBrewz

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If you can find "flip top" growlers it works fine= I have 2 and I use them often. The screw caps never seemed a good option.
 

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I have used flip-top ones for years without problems, and I use a large half-gallon one for parties. I soak the rubber gaskets in idophore or bleach and also treat them with food grade silicon to keep them from drying out and letting air or C02 pass.
 
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