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Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« on: August 10, 2012, 07:58:13 AM »
It's not the nicest looking stainless growler on the market, but NB says it is double-wall insulated and can keep beer cold for 24 hours.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/hydroflask-growler.html

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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 08:20:14 AM »
Looks sweet but for 65 bucks I'll stick with the glass ones I already have and chuck em in a cooler  ;D
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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 07:08:09 PM »
I'm not sure what the point is. If you drink it fast enough, it won't have time to get warm.
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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 04:55:23 PM »
I'm not sure what the point is. If you drink it fast enough, it won't have time to get warm.

It would be nice for camping, hiking, banjo festivals, band practice, relaxing on the beach, leaving in the car while you go for a surf, playing golf - pretty much any situation where you want to have a few cold homebrews but can't or don't want to bring a cooler.


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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 06:31:39 AM »
I'm not sure what the point is. If you drink it fast enough, it won't have time to get warm.

It would be nice for camping, hiking, banjo festivals, band practice, relaxing on the beach, leaving in the car while you go for a surf, playing golf - pretty much any situation where you want to have a few cold homebrews but can't or don't want to bring a cooler.

Especially those places that don't allow glass containers.

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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 08:33:57 AM »
Sweet.  I'd probably get it on Amazon.  Wouldn't mind having a couple of the 24 ounce ones for the bike also.

I agree, this would be better than lugging a cooler around in many situations.
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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 07:22:56 AM »
A thermos does the same thing. It just doesn't have the NB logo on it.
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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2012, 07:25:54 AM »
A thermos does the same thing. It just doesn't have the NB logo on it.

most of those aren't rated to hold the pressure though. I think that's the big difference with these SS growlers
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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2012, 07:31:13 AM »
A thermos does the same thing. It just doesn't have the NB logo on it.

most of those aren't rated to hold the pressure though. I think that's the big difference with these SS growlers

Good point, Didn't think of the pressure. What is different about this that it can hold the pressure?
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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2012, 08:52:09 AM »
A thermos does the same thing. It just doesn't have the NB logo on it.

most of those aren't rated to hold the pressure though. I think that's the big difference with these SS growlers

Good point, Didn't think of the pressure. What is different about this that it can hold the pressure?

Let me say that I suspect a thermos WOULD hold the pressure just fine. but the cap and threads on this one are designed and tested to hold a few atmospheres of pressure while I suspect the thermos bottle is not. I have used mason jars which are really only designed to hold a slight vacuum, and my water bottle (one of those glass thingies with the silicone sleave) is filled with sparkly water every day without any problems, although it does leak if not upright.
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Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2012, 07:47:16 AM »
FYI, I've got two of the NB SS growlers and they are excellent. You could achieve the same result by packing your glass growler in an ice-filled cooler, but these take up less space and they are really convenient.
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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2012, 02:29:40 PM »
What do you all think about the possibilities of filling it with fully carbed/conditioned brew from 12 oz bottles?

I assume when you're talking about 'holding pressure' you're talking about filling it from a keg with a beer gun or equivalent. Not being set up for kegging, I was wondering if you could fill any growler (glass or stainless) with beer from several 12 oz bottles in the morning and still expect it to be carbonated enough come say 4:00?

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Re: Northern Brewer Stainless Growler
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2012, 04:10:09 PM »
What do you all think about the possibilities of filling it with fully carbed/conditioned brew from 12 oz bottles?

I assume when you're talking about 'holding pressure' you're talking about filling it from a keg with a beer gun or equivalent. Not being set up for kegging, I was wondering if you could fill any growler (glass or stainless) with beer from several 12 oz bottles in the morning and still expect it to be carbonated enough come say 4:00?
That should work, but it would be best to have the beer as cold as possible and to transfer very slowly.
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