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Old 11-02-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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Anyone have a good source for one gallon glass jugs that can be used as mini carboys to split a 5 gallon batch? www.specialtybottle.com has a pretty cheap unit price, but shipping is a killer. Ideally, I could find someplace local (I live in San Diego), but I can't think of where to look. I thought about buying some 1 gallon jugs of cheap wine, but that'll still run about $9/carboy. Any ideas on how to do better than that?

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:26 AM   #2
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Fruit juice at the grocery store?

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:36 AM   #3
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I haven't seen juice in glass in a while.

Northernbrewer.com has them for a little more:

http://pivo.northernbrewer.com/nbsto...rm=jug&x=0&y=0

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:45 PM   #4
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You can still find apple juice in gallon jugs. Got five of them last fall. Try a "health food" store.

Or buy the cheap wine & make wassail for the holidays.

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Old 11-02-2006, 02:52 PM   #5
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I've seen 'organic' milk in returnable gallon jugs---- but I'm in Wisconsin where the by-products of cows come in about every possible combination and presentation.


//tangent
I once tried to find real cheese in a resturant near Ft McClellan, Alabama and discovered that 'cheese' is does not mean the same thing everywhere. For the record: hydrogenated oils mixed with salt and orange food coloring is not 'cheese'-- it is 'cheese food', which is to say 'simulated cheese' and one should never grate 'cheese food' and label it as 'cheese' on a salad bar.
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:12 PM   #6
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Go to a antique mall and look for old 1 gallon milk jugs. I use them for my mead and they work great. If you look around, you should be able to find them for $5-$10 each.

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Old 11-02-2006, 11:37 PM   #7
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my lhbs sells them for 6 bucks, so lucky me i guess . I've got 4 of them to use for experimental/small batches of beer and for mead. They work very well, and making one gallon is a lot easier than making five, but of course you get far less final product for your work.

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Old 11-02-2006, 11:39 PM   #8
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My LHBS has 1g growlers. Try that path?

(Sconnie beat me to it)

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Originally Posted by kornkob

//tangent
I once tried to find real cheese in a resturant near Ft McClellan, Alabama and discovered that 'cheese' is does not mean the same thing everywhere. For the record: hydrogenated oils mixed with salt and orange food coloring is not 'cheese'-- it is 'cheese food', which is to say 'simulated cheese' and one should never grate 'cheese food' and label it as 'cheese' on a salad bar.
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Well no ****. Your from the dairy capitol of the US, and in a "reasturaunt" no less. What else would you expect?

Wow I shouldn't read posts in the mornings.

I do love Wisconsin cheddar though.

Here is a place where you can buy multiples. It looks like less than $5 each for 6.
http://www.yankeecontainers.com/GlassJugs/
(Click on View Details)
Hmmmm.... on second thought on orders below $100 they charge a $25 processing fee. Buy a lot of them I guess. Looks like shipping might cost a cheesehead about $20 or so.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:08 PM   #10
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i bought a gallon of organic apple juice at the hippie food store for 10 bucks.. a little steep.. but you could just go ahead and get 4 or 5 gallons of it and make a cider

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