Miir Growlers. Anyone use one?

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by Kanger, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (559) Sep 3, 2013 New York
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    Came across this on Uncrate today:

    http://uncrate.com/stuff/miir-growler/

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    Seems a lot better than the standard glass.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    I wonder if they are legal here. Some places only refill to glass and only to their own jugs...

    60 bucks is that just for a Quart? ouchies...
     
  3. PABSTMASTER

    PABSTMASTER Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

    $60? Jesus.
     
  4. Ranbot

    Ranbot Devotee (419) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    It would block light better than typical glass growler at least. It needs a carrying handle or sling. But if I buy a growler it's rare that I'm 24 hours between a fridge that I would need all that insulation.
     
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  5. anteater

    anteater Crusader (764) Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
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    a friend of mine brought a similar container (double walled with a vacuum in between) full of RPM over. He told me it had been sitting in his car for like 20 hours at which point I was very skeptical that I wanted to have any. Sure enough he poured some and it tasted as cold and fresh as ever. MIND BLOWN.

    Seems like this type of product would be really good for drinking in the desert.
     
  6. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2013 Wisconsin

    The Lifeline 7500 is pretty similar, for about half the price.
     
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  7. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2013 Wisconsin

    It also appears that the MiiR growlers won't begin shipping until Feb 2014, so it seems unlikely that anyone here has used one.
     
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  8. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Agreed lowbit, I saw that. I love their water bottles but not sure I'll get one of their growlers.
     
  9. bryanpape

    bryanpape Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013

    We designed the lid to clamp not thread like the Lifeline which leaks when you place carbonation in it. $60 also includes free shipping/
     
  10. bryanpape

    bryanpape Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013

    our handle will be released shortly as a stretch goal for the campaign! It's also great for camping or tailgating where a fridge is hard to find.
     
  11. lowbit

    lowbit Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2013 Wisconsin

    I don't doubt clamping is more secure, but from the reviews a lot of people are happily using the Lifeline for beer.
     
  12. bryanpape

    bryanpape Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013

    That's fine. We just found over and over testing threaded growlers, they had to have a 100% dry lid for it not fizz and loose carbonation and even then it still failed on some threaded lids. Our goal is better beer from brewery to home and then back out to events and such!
     
  13. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Initiate (176) Jan 22, 2013 Texas
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    Thanks Bryan, I'll take that as an express warranty?
     
  14. bryanpape

    bryanpape Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2013

    Yes, I can guarantee our growler seals better than threaded growlers!
     
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  15. sjc83

    sjc83 Initiate (152) Apr 4, 2013 Ohio
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    Ill stick to my Hydro Flask for now.
     
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  16. IroquoisPlisken

    IroquoisPlisken Initiate (0) May 21, 2013 Ohio
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  17. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (506) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

  18. jamescain

    jamescain Savant (992) Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    I picked up a Kuhnhenn growler using a stainless steal growler last time I was in Detroit. I put it in my hotel fridge and left it over night. Got up in the morning to fly home and was drinking it about 8 hours later and it was still cold.
     
  19. TLieu

    TLieu Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    I've been using mine since I've received it. Here are some on-topic remarks:

    1) I also have the Lifeline growler. It leaks carbonation, and the cap is sometimes unstable. Using the hinge for a handle is definitely a bad idea, especially if the cap comes loose (which it has). For the price, it is great, but not when I want to reliably contain my precious craft brews.

    2) Some breweries (such as Stone) will not fill growlers with threaded lids. I now understand why. Stone's own growler uses a similar plugging mechanism. The only issue is that their growler is made of glass.

    3) Both breweries that I've filled the growler at (Stone, Iron Fist) have been impressed with it.

    4) There have been people asking where I got the growler, because they have to go through great lengths to insulate their glass growlers. Sometimes you just can't get back to a refrigerator that fast.

    I'm not saying that this is the growler to end all growlers, but it has certainly become my go to growler when going for a fill.
     
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  20. BrianNY

    BrianNY Initiate (0) May 25, 2013 New York
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    hey guys. Has anyone else tried out this growler? Was looking to buy one and wanted to see what everyone thought. Thanks!
     
  21. pinkgrenade

    pinkgrenade Aspirant (242) Aug 19, 2011 California
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    ive got one and i love it!!
     
  22. Ptux

    Ptux Initiate (0) May 17, 2015

    Ditto on the got one and love it. Burnt myself a few times with coffee, just to check if there would be any residual flavor and there was none. It amazed me, and continues to amaze me every time I pop it open. Also, for any doubters out there I work in a kitchen next to a stove/oven combo unit that gets extremely hot, and though the outside sometimes feels the heat, whatever I've got on the inside stays nice and safely situated for my drinking pleasure. Recorded 3 days in my 95 degree car and still cold. And you can get a handle, but it's a bit clumsy and ultimately just gets left behind.
     
  23. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,544) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    I've used my Miir twice since receiving it in November. I look forward to using it on a much more frequent basis once the chaos that defines my life right now dies down. I've been impressed with its insulation, and I have warmed up to the wide-mouth opening as it eliminates a lot of the splashing from the jug and palla-style growlers that I've experienced. One drawback/question for the group--how do you get the rubber (?) cap completely clean? It's absorbed enough beer aroma to be noticeable even after limited use, and a good cleaning with hot water hasn't done the trick.
     
  24. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,544) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
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    Second question--has anyone flown with one of these in their checked-in luggage? Assuming it's fine, with the usual precautions.
     
  25. TBedeezy

    TBedeezy Initiate (61) Feb 7, 2016 California
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    I love my Miir growlers. The seals are super easy to swap and a call to Miir customer service had two seals sent my way. So I have beer seals when it's time to fill up a growler and non beer smelling seals for those times I need water.
     
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