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    Cheap (free) flasks

    I got a free flask from a recent Bourbon event and I filled it with some OGD114 for my trip. I cleaned it out with hot water and I noticed the "Made in China" sticker but thought it'd be ok... Well, I just poured some and the bourbon's turned almost green w/ grey colloidal swirls :-(

    Do you guys use these el cheapo flasks? If so, do you ever check for whisky discoloration?

    (Good thing my other "Made in Japan"/Titanium flask has been rock solid - always have a backup)
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 04-05-2013 at 21:28.
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    Re: Cheap (free) flasks

    I was given a made in China flask, supposedly stainless steel, and I washed it with soap and water before using it. The instructions that came with it say not to store anything in it for long periods of time, but I've never had any problems. The Chinese are not known for excellence in quality control though, so maybe I just got lucky.
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    Cheap (free) flasks

    Well, good thing my brother has a good working flask I can use and I'm raiding his stash to fill. :-)
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    Re: Cheap (free) flasks

    Haha, cool. Will that hold you over until you can get back home?
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    Re: Cheap (free) flasks

    I have several stainless steel flasks. Among them, ones from Rebel Yell and Evan Williams. I used to use them a lot with no problems at all. I never kept alcohol in them for long periods of time, and I cleaned them regularly. I've gotten away from using flasks though. I now use 2 and 4 oz sample bottles, and empty 200 ml and 375 ml bottles.
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    Re: Cheap (free) flasks

    I have a cheapie Dewars flask that is my regular carry. No issues so far. I've had it several years.
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    Re: Cheap (free) flasks

    Quote Originally Posted by BigRich View Post
    I have a cheapie Dewars flask that is my regular carry. No issues so far. I've had it several years.
    Funny play on words. I use a dewer flask to transport liquid nitrogen on occassion.

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    Cheap (free) flasks

    Should be ok - I'm on a boat to the Carribeans and Mexico so there should be plenty of opportunity to booze hunt on the trip
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    Re: Cheap (free) flasks

    Alright, good luck with that. Maybe find some rum and mezcal?
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    Cheap (free) flasks

    That's the idea - should be fun!
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