How Do I Clean My Growler?

 March 7, 2015
Posted by admin9

It is actually quite simple: Always rinse your growler as soon as you’ve poured the last beer from it. It takes seconds, but it is critical to avoid having beer residue dry inside your growler and make it harder to clean. Thorough: Visit your local home brew supply shop and pick up a no-rinse sanitizer (we recommend Star San–it is pretty much the industry standard). These are usually very concentrated, so a little bit will last you a long time. Just follow the directions on whichever cleaner you buy, and make sure you always clean your growler soon after use, and before you take it in to be filled. Really Thorough: Get a bottle brush, sponge, or other non-metal cleaning pad to give your growler a real scrub and make it sparkle. Just make sure you don’t use anything too abrasive that could damage the surface of the growler or scrape shrapnel into the container. Keep in mind that when you ask to get a growler filled, you are asking a brewer to give up control of the quality of his or her beer. They work hard to make the best beer possible, so you should treat it with as much respect as possible. Using a DrinkFresh Growler is a good start, but you still have to keep it clean to preserve the flavor and integrity of the beer you put in it. Sure, your bartender might clean your growler for you, but it is best not to take this service for granted, and always present a clean, beer-ready growler for fills.

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