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Thread: Growler Caps

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    Growler Caps

    Anyone have a source for growler caps (either metal or plastic) in the Northeast? My current supplier is no longer carrying them.

    Thanks!
    Hutch Kugeman
    Head Beer Guy
    Crossroads Brewing
    Athens, NY

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    I order mine through Crosby&Baker. 38mm metal caps. They don't list them as growler caps but they work. =)

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    caps

    Hutch,

    We use Andler, you can call Kerry White at 1 800 695 9055, they usually get to us within a day of ordering. I think a box is about 3000 caps.

    Good luck,

    Scott

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    Grandstand 1800 767 8951

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    We have some…. A LOT!

    …we don’t do the growlers anymore…but we still have some caps

    gold metal! 38mm!


    I still have nightmares about those caps!
    Pascal Thibault - UNITED BOTTLES & PACKAGING
    …New packaging and private molds, washing services, ingredients and kegs...since 1994


    pascal.thibault@unitedbottles.com
    www.unitedbottles.com
    (450.622.1600 ext.243)

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    Brewpack for the good black polyphenol caps with the coned seal inside - you can reuse them and they actually hold a seal.
    Linus Hall
    Yazoo Brewing
    Nashville, TN
    [url]www.yazoobrew.com[/url]

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    Growler caps

    Phone # for Brewpack?

    Thanks

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    California Glass
    A Saxco Company
    155 98th Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94603-1003
    Tel: (510) 635-7700
    Fax: (510) 635-4288

    We get them from our glass supplier (metal ones) , I'm not sure if price is competetive or not but give them a call and check. Derek Brown x610 is my contact.

    Steve

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    Brew Pack

    Brew Pack's toll free number is 866-273-9722.
    Brew Pack also has the metal caps in black, white, or gold.

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    if you care about the customers and the beer....
    get the poly seal ones!!!!!

    if you care about the cost get the metal ones.


    i think we get ours from ld carlson in akron ohio area. pretty reasonable

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    caps from...

    Second the poly vote if you can.

    Otherwise Crosby-Baker and/or Catamount Glass, but I dont know if VT glass does them separate.
    "Uncle" Frank
    Frank Fermino
    Brewer I, Redhook, Portsmouth, NH
    Writer, Yankee Brew News, New England
    Wise-ass, Everywhere, Always

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    Difference between poly seal and plain growler caps

    Quote Originally Posted by brewingnewbie
    if you care about the customers and the beer....
    get the poly seal ones!!!!!

    if you care about the cost get the metal ones.
    Just curious as to how it makes a difference. Is the issue about oxidation? If so, are you also flushing your growlers with CO2? Or is the issue about leakage?

    I have no experience with either, so I'm not arguing; I'm just trying to learn.

    Thanks.

    Bill Velek

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    Quote Originally Posted by billvelek
    Just curious as to how it makes a difference. Is the issue about oxidation? If so, are you also flushing your growlers with CO2? Or is the issue about leakage?

    I have no experience with either, so I'm not arguing; I'm just trying to learn.

    Thanks.

    Bill Velek
    Not sure of any science behind it, just better results when buying beer from other pubs. They seem to hold better and if you cap on a bit of foam you dont need to worry about flushing, IMHO.
    "Uncle" Frank
    Frank Fermino
    Brewer I, Redhook, Portsmouth, NH
    Writer, Yankee Brew News, New England
    Wise-ass, Everywhere, Always

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    In my opinion, and this is certainly what we've been telling our customers, the poly-cone creates a much better airtight seal. The metal caps have a “plastisol” bead around the inside where they contact the lip of the growlers. The plastisol is really designed to make a seal under heat. Like on a jelly jar or something. It works OK without heat but is not a significant barrier to gas exchange. The “polyseal” cone liner makes a much better physical barrier. It’s almost like putting a (plastic) cork in and then screwing the cap down. My experience as a consumer of growlers is that the metal caps are sufficient for 24 hours or so. If the beer is going to be shelved much longer than that you want the cone

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    I know this is old thread - but I have a new twist

    Quote Originally Posted by BMXFRANK
    Not sure of any science behind it, just better results when buying beer from other pubs. They seem to hold better and if you cap on a bit of foam you dont need to worry about flushing, IMHO.
    IMHO, cap on foam to purge air (oxygen = enemy of food/bev), use fizz giz growler caps & hit the headspace with a shot of co2 to replace that lost when transferring/tapping. Glance at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62wsqUQY6gM to get an idea.

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