I’m a big fan of Lifeline Products’ Line of Stainless Steel, Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growlers.
They recently released a 750 mL Size for wine lovers. Here’s a hands on look at that including two temperature time trials.
Lifeline’s 7512 Stainless Wine Growler. This is the uncoated stainless version. It comes in other colors.
I tared out my Escali Primo and filled up the growler with water to get an idea of capacity. It comes out to about 801 grams. 801 grams = 801 mLs. That’s a bit more than the stated capacity of 750 mL. But… the lid/stopper combo takes up a bit of the neck. I think the usable space is pretty well right at 750 mL. That’s perfect for a bottle of… wine.
Hey this is the growler next to a 2013 bottle of Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc.
Here is the growler filled with an entire bottle of wine. The cap just fits. Perfecto.
Temperature Trials. I put the bottle of wine and growler in my fermentation deep freeze (currently in cold crash mode) to chill everything down. I put my kegerator fan – See: Reducing Foaming with a Recirculating Fan – in there to get things chilled down more quickly. Also Pictured: Speidel Fermenter – Review. It contains RiteBrew’s Oatmeal Stout. Also Pictured: If you look closely you’ll see a gigantic rubber band creation that my son made for me to hold on the temperature probe. What a great kid! Oh, he charged me $10.
19 hours and 39 minutes later, the wine reads 47.6 deg F. That figures out to .733 deg per hour. Much like the rest of the line, the insulation capabilities of this thing are amazing. Gift Idea: You could fill one of these with chilled wine, wrap it hours before it will be unwrapped and the gift recipient will receive an amazing growler along with a chilled, ready to drink bottle of wine. Whammo.
Here’s where the 22 fills comes up to. Temperature Trial. Started at 31.8 deg F. 19 hours and 2 minutes later it read 46 deg F. That’s a loss of .734 deg per hour, nearly identical to the wine test. Update: I received a question about whether or not this growler is rated to hold carbonated beverages. From my experience, I can tell you that it works great for carbonated beverages. I also contacted Lifeline Products to double check that they recommend it for that use. Indeed, it is officially rated to hold carbonated beverages.
Much like the rest of the line, this container looks great and works great. I’m glad to have one for myself and I also think it would make a great gift.
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