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Hi all,

I was looking to finally keg my Irish Red Ale and I wanted to keep about a growler’s worth aside for others to sample.

My question is, can I carbonate in a swing top growler? I have been told to never do this for risk of growler exploding or the seal failing.

I planned to carbonate this growler with 6 Coopers carbonation drops. The growler size is 72 oz and rather heavy in construction.

Thanks for the help.

Can’t they sample from you keg? :wink: Growler should work as long as the seal is new or nearly new. i’ve done it several times. bag of rubber washers/seals are pretty cheap at your lhbs.


I’ve done it before without issues. Just don’t overcarbonate it.

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