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azor

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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2015, 11:29:21 AM »

Hi Alice, Ouch $3 each. Guess if we could get the 2000 down I might be interested. Shipping that distance would add too much to the total for me.
 I can see the larger lids being way more functional, as you site the reasons for the brewers/breweries. Having used corks in the past for early American style jugs and smaller openings, and poured brew in them and out of them I would prefer the larger opening. The jugs I did were mimicking/following early American jugs and unless they were quite large the openings were smaller.
 The function for me would out weigh the aesthetics if I were making them solely for brew.

 I can see it changing up the style on yours. Yours are great as is!


 
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Cyndy

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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 10:21:43 PM »

I would love to purchase one of your growlers.
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Alice DL

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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2015, 09:00:53 AM »

Robert,
Quality beer? You bet.  Usually, though, the beer my husband makes is better! And that opinion does not come entirely from bias.

I am afraid that I am guilty of switching some info. The minimum order is actually 2000, at $3 each, so $6000 plus shipping from China, which I am sure would be considerable.

I have seen them in person. Before I started making them, I bought a growler on Etsy that has one of these lids. They also sell glass growlers at the home-brew shop with the larger lids on them. Personally, I find the smaller ones more esthetically pleasing. The larger ones allow larger openings, however, and are definitely easier for the breweries and bottle shops to fill. This might protect the beer somewhat, too, by saving some of the carbonation.  But that is just a theory.

Anybody want to go in on an order for the larger lids?

Alice
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azor

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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2015, 08:00:13 AM »

Alice, Love your Growlers. So distinct and individualized. Thanks for the images. Quality beer only I'm guessing/hoping...
 Makes me want to do jugs again.
 If I can remember/relocate  the site I'll pass it along. Saw a guy(here in the U.S.) who is doing modern beer steins with attached lids. 
So what was the cost on 6000 larger lids? Perhaps a group purchase? Have you seen one in real time (other than the net).
thanks
Robert
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Alice DL

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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 08:20:41 AM »

I get them from the local home brew supply shop. You can probably find them on Amazon.  Hinged flip top lids. If you have a home brew store near you, I would suggest buying a glass bottle with the lid attached to use as a guide in making ceramic ones. Just make sure that the lid is the same one that you will be using because there is different ones, probably made by different manufacturers.

There are some larger lids that Portland Growler (search for their web site) uses. They sell them for $10 each plus about $20 shipping. Outrageous to say the least. Trying to discourage any competition.  I have tried many times to find them but the only place that I have seen them is Ali Babba, and you have to buy a minimum of 6000. I can't quite justify that investment.
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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2015, 11:15:52 AM »

Are you willing to share where you get the hinged lids  you use?  That would be nice to know!
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Alice DL

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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2015, 08:54:46 AM »

It is a challenge to get the hinged lids to fit and close properly. It took several tries.  My husband brews beer and he had quart glass bottles for beer that the lids fit and I used them as a guide.  I used digital calipers, and with the knowledge of my clay's shrinkage, came up with a design. I am a hand-builder so I made templates that evolved with each iteration of the various drafts (of the growler neck, not the beer!).  After 3-4 attempts, I found a design that works. I still have to adjust the metal hinges a bit when I attach them, but getting better at it with each try. 
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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 05:34:25 PM »

Very cool. How in the world did you get the neck opening to fit the stoppers so well.
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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2015, 03:36:06 PM »

Those are the coolest pots! Fabulous idea!!
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Re: Beer Growlers
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2015, 11:21:22 AM »

Alice...These are AWESOME!!

Alice DL

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Beer Growlers
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2015, 10:01:53 AM »

I have been making beer growlers, approx. 64 oz. The local university school colors are popular. They are hand-built from slabs, fired cone 6 ox. It is a challenge to get the hinged lids to fit and close properly.
Alice
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