Overall, really haven’t been a fan of beer from growlers. Not to be picky, but the carb is never right. I’ve had commercial beers from growlers, and homebrews, and none are nearly as good as out of the tap, or even a bottle-conditioned bottle, poured.
I got one of these on homebrewfinds for $25 (still available).http://www.amazon.com/Lifeline-7500-Sil ... B00AZMICOY
Long and short, the thing is awesome. I took mine to a brewday at my buddy’s house, just filled with ice water to maintain some semblance of hydration. Forgot about it, and by the time we were chilling the beer, there was still ice in it, no condensation on the outside.
I am going to try to take some beer to my in laws this weekend. I have put the growler in the fridge, am planning on turning my PSI way down, and shoving a picnic line in the growler, and filling from the bottom. Anything else I can do to make my beer more like it is from the keg out of the growler?