Hehe. I like this thread.IffyG said:And I can find plenty of how to videos on Youtube with people working under a car with only a jack stand supporting the vehicle.
Moral of the story: You can find anything you want on Youtube to attempt to justify your own stupid decisions...
NB is selling those for bottling according to their website so i'd guess you would be fine as long as you kept the CO2 volume within the stated parameters, 2.4 is a normally carbed beer.I was a good boy and actually searched before making a new thread.
So, thinking it would be easier to bottle 10 growlers rather than 40 bottles I bought the CBD growlers from Northern Brewing. Looking at the caps I didnt see how it would build carbination and hold it, so I bought 38mm poly screw caps, which look as though they may hold the carb.
Now Im reading that bottling in a growler isn't a good idea. These growlers I bought are said to hold 2.4 volumes of co2, and since I don't keg yet that means nothing to me.
My question is I want to bottle a low carbed porter with the poly screw caps. I know I will get varying opinions but will it work and hold the carb or am I still risking some bottle bombs?
Thanks! I'm bottling in a little over a week and really want to use these. Think I'll give them a go.NB is selling those for bottling according to their website so i'd guess you would be fine as long as you kept the CO2 volume within the stated parameters, 2.4 is a normally carbed beer.
Thanks for the correction, something I know very little about yet. Looks like I have some learning to doVolumes of CO2 have nothing to do with kegging alone. You should read up on it. It is the amount of CO2 in solution so 2.4 volumes means 2.4 gallons of CO2 in a gallon of beer. It is used to describe how well carbonated a beer is. 2.4 volumes is about what you would say the "average" American craft beer is carbonated to. If you are looking for "low carbonated" you are looking at 1.5 or so volumes. So, if they say they will hold 2.4, you should be fine.
How is that different than a bottle I bought at the store and re-used? If anything, the growlers have thicker glass than a beer bottle that was filled with force-carbed beer.Growlers are made for carrying beer from point A to point B. They are not designed to handle the pressure generated by fermenting yeast for an extended period. You would be creating big bottle bombs.
You can use growlers if you want but it is recommended that you don't because they aren't made to hold a lot of pressure. That doesn't mean they wont hold the pressure, it just means they don't hold pressure as well as bottles.Tall_Yotie said:How is that different than a bottle I bought at the store and re-used? If anything, the growlers have thicker glass than a beer bottle that was filled with force-carbed beer.
I have carbed in growlers with absolutely no issues. However, this is with the correct amount of priming sugar with an even mix. If you are uneven and going to have bottle bombs then you just have a very large bottle bomb.