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Growlers - best places to buy them

Discussion in 'Gear and Equipment' started by jaypes, 14/5/13.

 

  1. jaypes

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    Posted 14/5/13
    Looking for a good quality growler, have a preference for glass rather than some aluminium ones I have seen.

    BeerCartel have them for $55 but I am looking for a growler, not a second mortgage.

    Finance minister has approved the budget in the range of $0-$35
     
  2. doon

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    www.brewnutbrewing.com/bar/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1
     
  3. jaypes

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    ahhh good man!
     
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    second that on the beernut ones. Very good quality and they look awesome
     
  5. Matt Browne

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    Sydney Wine Merchants in Terry Hills have a new growler fill bar. Growlers cost $12 although I have no idea of the quality
     
  6. Yob

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    Posted 14/5/13
    Those brewnut ones are Da Bomb!! I need a few more of them myself, hope he stills stocks
     
  7. Josho

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    Hi Fellas,

    Only jumping in here cause its a swingtop type bottle,

    Last night grabbed some Grolsh swingtops the 450ml green ones,

    1st Q are these going to be any good fro bottling?
    2nd Q if so whats the prime amount for 450 ml i was thinking about 6g of sugar? or 1 and a 1/2 drops?

    Thanks for your help !@! :)
     
  8. jaypes

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    yep grolsch bottles are great for bottling, you can replace the seals and cages if they become worn

    I would bulk prime, then you can have any size or shaped bottle with the correct dose of sugar

    thats probably the easiest way
     
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    Prime Bulk,

    as in like a syryp so it dissolves into the beer? I will have to work out the amount per litre,

    last thing I want to do is blow up my bottles :)
     
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    yes as in a syrup

    mix your dextrose (or sugar of choice) into about 500mls of water - boil for 15 mins then put into a bottling bucket or another fermenter and rack the beer on top of it - leave for 30 mins, give a gentle stir and then bottle

    do a google search for carbonation calcs or you can use the site one here - http://webspace.webring.com/people/ms/sirleslie/AlcoholChart/PrimingCalculator.html

    I just use a rule of thumb, pretty much 160gms of dex per 21-23 litres of beer, never had a problem

    Good thing about swingtop bottles is that if you did overcarbonate you can easily release some excess gas and re-seal
     
  11. sp0rk

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    I use a single carb drop and to me that's the perfect amount
     
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    sp0rk.

    Yeah i was wondering if just one would do as the carbo drops tend to allow for a little variance in bottle sizes,

    that way its also a bit safer being in glass,

    Thanks for your help dudes, i will be swingin by the tip ave a good look laters on they are just too good to pass up,
     
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    Better still, I make up the sugar syrup solution and then dose each bottle with 10ml from a syringe.

    Saves racking at all.
     
  14. Josho

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    you know what i love about brewing is that all of you guys with all of your years of experience all do things a little differently and that all the methods would work perfectly,

    The syringe will be what i turn to after i exhaust my brew drops I would say, only would have to sterilise the syring each time,
     
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    Old topic but worth dredging up since it appears brewnut no longer sell growlers.

    Where to get these in bulk now?

    I'm looking for at least 10.
     
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    I was given a keg king stainless steel one not long ago, it's 2 liters with a swing top. I'm not sure on the price tho as it was a gift.
     
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    Keg King growlers are about $30 each. Look nice and shiney though.
     
  18. Camo6

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    Spork found this Growler bulk buy on Massdrop a little while back. I got one delivered for about $35. Not the cheapest option but delivery dropped the more you bought. Not sure whether you could get another buy started or maybe source elsewhere. Lifeline was the brand I think.
     
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    There's been 20 people request the buy since the last one closed
    I think if you get about 50 or so, they'll usually open up a new one
     
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    Didn't murphys sell growlers..see squires now have them
     

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