Half Gallon Brown Glass Growlers that Take Regular Crown Caps?

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I am not a big fan of bottling. If I ever have to do it again, I would really like to get it over and done with, putting it up in half gallon or at least quarts, with crown caps and not flippy tops. But the only half gallon glass growlers I see all take 37mm screw-on caps which I assume are not meant to be re-used with bottle conditioned beer. I usually keg, but last time I didn't have a keg empty so I gathered up all my 22oz bomber bottles on hand, and my 12oz bottles, and made up the difference with some 16oz flip tops. Okay, the 22oz bottles are not so bad... that's actually about the right amount to go with my dinner. But being able to bottle in half gallons would be a nice thing, and I really prefer using regular caps. It's faster, and I don't see any reason to store an opened beer when I can just finish drinking it instead. I only bottle to have some I can easily take with me, or like last batch, I don't have an empty keg available. Yeah I have a couple of stainless pressurizeable growners but I just don't like using them. Somebody should make BIG brown glass crown cap bottles.
 

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Never seen growlers that take 26mm crowns. If there is such a thing, you would need to ensure that they are strong enough to withstand pressure of carbonation.

Another idea: 2-liter PET soda bottles. You'd have to keep them in boxes away from light, but they would certainly hold the pressure.

If you're willing to bottle in quarts, I believe you can get 32 oz swingtops. 1L versions are out there, too.
 
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Looks like EZ-Cap also makes a 2-L growler with a swing top, which they call a “Palla” growler. Don’t think these ones’ll take a crown cap, though, and they’re 15-20 US$ a piece.
 
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Yeah I see the swing tops but after trying both, I prefer crown caps.
I use 1-L EZ-Cap bottles. I love the swing top, but they do work with crown caps, too. I’m unaware of anything bigger.
I will look them up. Thanks.
 
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