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Update: Review – 750 mL Stainless Wine and Beer Growler – Includes Temp Trials

Review Lifeline Stainless Wine Growler

I’m a big fan of Lifeline Products’ Line of Stainless Steel, Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growlers.

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They recently released a 750 mL Size for wine lovers.  Here’s a hands on look at that including two temperature time trials.

Lifeline Wine Growler ReviewIn the box.  This comes nicely packaged.  Ready to be wrapped up as a gift for yourself or others.  Oh, you don’t wrap gifts you buy for yourself?

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewLifeline’s 7512 Stainless Wine Growler.  This is the uncoated stainless version.  It comes in other colors.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewClose up of the front of the label.  Reads Seven Fifty.  Wine Growler.  Double Wall Vacuum Insulated

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewReads: No Liner.  No Condensation.  No Taste or Odor.  Holds a Full Bottle of Wine.  BPA Free.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewDiagram of how the vacuum insulated design works

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewA look inside the growler

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingA look at the cap

cln_img_6205This note about general usage comes inside the growler.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewBottom of the growler.  Reads: Vacuum Insulated, 750 mL, 18/8 Stainless

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewI 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.

cln_img_6223A look at the same water in my 1 Gallon Brew Day Pitcher - Review

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewHey this is the growler next to a 2013 bottle of Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewHere is the growler filled with an entire bottle of wine.  The cap just fits.  Perfecto.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewTemperature 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.

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingStart of the test.  My ThermoWorks ChefAlarm - Review - shows 33.2 deg F

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingThe ambient temperature was about 67 deg F

Insulated Stainless Growler Homebrew Winemaking19 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.

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingThis is also a great size for 22 ounces of beer.  I tried another trial using a 22 of Green Flash’s Imperial IPA.  Also pictured: Oxo Cast Stainless Bottle Opener - Review.

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingHere’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.

Lifeline 7512 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Bottle Style Growler – 750ml. Capacity

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Hands On: 750 mL Stainless Wine and Beer Growler – Includes Temp Trials

Review Lifeline Stainless Wine Growler

I’m a big fan of Lifeline Products’ Line of Stainless Steel, Double Wall, Vacuum Insulated Growlers.

Lifeline Gear and ReviewsLifeline 7508 Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Barrel Style Growler • Review • Lifeline Growler Carrier • Review • Lifeline 7502 40 Ounce Growler • Review • Lifeline 7512 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Bottle Style Growler – 750ml. Capacity • Review

They recently released a 750 mL Size for wine lovers.  Here’s a hands on look at that including two temperature time trials.

Lifeline Wine Growler ReviewIn the box.  This comes nicely packaged.  Ready to be wrapped up as a gift for yourself or others.  Oh, you don’t wrap gifts you buy for yourself?

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewLifeline’s 7512 Stainless Wine Growler.  This is the uncoated stainless version.  It comes in other colors.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewClose up of the front of the label.  Reads Seven Fifty.  Wine Growler.  Double Wall Vacuum Insulated

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewReads: No Liner.  No Condensation.  No Taste or Odor.  Holds a Full Bottle of Wine.  BPA Free.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewDiagram of how the vacuum insulated design works

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewA look inside the growler

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingA look at the cap

cln_img_6205This note about general usage comes inside the growler.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewBottom of the growler.  Reads: Vacuum Insulated, 750 mL, 18/8 Stainless

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewI 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.

cln_img_6223A look at the same water in my 1 Gallon Brew Day PitcherReview

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewHey this is the growler next to a 2013 bottle of Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewHere is the growler filled with an entire bottle of wine.  The cap just fits.  Perfecto.

Lifeline 7512 Wine Growler ReviewTemperature 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 FermenterReview.  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.

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingStart of the test.  My ThermoWorks ChefAlarmReview – shows 33.2 deg F

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingThe ambient temperature was about 67 deg F

Insulated Stainless Growler Homebrew Winemaking19 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.

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingThis is also a great size for 22 ounces of beer.  I tried another trial using a 22 of Green Flash’s Imperial IPA.  Also pictured: Oxo Cast Stainless Bottle OpenerReview.

Stainless Growler Homebrew WinemakingHere’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.

Lifeline 7512 Silver Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Double Wall Bottle Style Growler – 750ml. Capacity

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Vinovault Professional Wine Cellar

Preservino PVV-20 Vinovault Professional Wine Cellar

The Preservino PVV-20 Vinovault Professional Wine Cellar has a 16 bottle capacity.  It features a blue digital display.  The unit illuminates and displays one bottle in the window and has wood slide out shelves.

Preservino PVV-20 Vinovault Professional Wine Cellar

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2014 Winexpert Limited Edition Pre-Order – Lots of Freebies

Super Tuscan Limited Edition Wine Kit

from Label Peelers:   We are really excited about this year’s Limited Editions. You will notice a few from past Limited Edition releases and you should be excited also if you’ve made them before. This is the best line up yet!

About prices:  Winexpert has enforced a minimum price.

To counter this mandatory minimum pricing Label Peelers is offering:

  • FREE SHIPPING on all of the limited edition pre-orders to the continental US.  $20 per kit will be added to cover shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Territories
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  • Free corks for each kit (30 ct.)
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  • Free matching Shrink Wraps for each kit
  • All of the Limited Edition come with Free Labels
  • Free Corker

Floor Wine Corker

Pre-order 4 or more kits and get a FREE FLOOR CORKER (or a store credit for $49.99 if you don’t need one!)

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  • Add 4 or more 2014 Limited Edition Kits to your cart.
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These promos are detailed on the product page for each 2014 Winexpert Limited Edition Kit.

Limited Edition – Super Tuscan with Grape Skins 2014
“Super Tuscans are proof that winemakers are also rebels in their own right. In the appellation of Chianti, where rules limited winemakers to certain grape varietals and practices in order to warrant official status, in the 1970s a few winemakers decided to break the rules and make wines that they decided were of superior quality, and disregarded the limitations. Coined “Super Tuscan”, this full-bodied wine consists of Cabernet Sauvignon and the native Sangiovese, and has firm tannins, notes of cherry and currant and a long finish.”

Limited Edition – Trio Blanca 2014
“The three grapes that make up this blend are distinct characters indeed. Chardonnay is the popular and adaptable friend with apple and melon characteristics. Chenin Blanc reflects the soil well in its chalk and citrus aromatics, while its acidity anchors its structure down on the palate. Finally, lady Muscat with her wildly perfumed nose and distinctive “grapey” flavor gives the blend a refreshingly fun and juicy addition.”

Limited Edition – Riesling 2014
“The riesling grape naturally does better in a cooler cliamate, with its forward acitity and the ability it givers to balance the sweetness. The wine will have noticible flavors of lemons, apple and limestone with a tangy kick that finishes nicely into a light sweetness blending into perfection.”

Limited Edition – Washington Triumph 2014
“This amazing wine is a blend of the big three, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. A classic blended structure that celebrate the traditional great wines of past, lending each grapes stengths to the wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes with its firm tannins and armoas of cassis and black currant. The Cabernet Franc injects its spice, peppery nose and red fruit undertones. The Merlot rounds the bright potent qualities of the other grapes out with plum, cherry, and a rounder body to soften the wine slightly. A classic blend time tested and true.”

Limited Edition – Shiraz Viognier 2014
“The strong spicy tannic red grape, Shiraz is softened to the palate with the robust white grape Viognier. You will enjoy a bouqet of aroma and taste with black cherry, smokey, plum, black pepper from the Shiraz and slight wisps of exotic jasmine flower, ripe apricot and peach from the Viognier.”

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5″ Stirring Platform, includes 25 mm (about 1″) stir bar.  This stir plate works with flasks up to 2,000 mL.  Get the most out of your yeast starter by providing constant oxygen and agitation.  Stir Plates also keep yeast in contact with nutrients.  All of this leads to higher cell counts.  from the product description: “Also comes with a ring stand, which is useful for wine makers when doing titration tests. A very useful product for both beer and wine makers, at a very economical price.”

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