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Old 06-22-2010, 02:54 AM   #1
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Where do you guys get your one glass fermenters? I went to the HBS and they were over 5 bucks a piece... could not justify it. Where do you get yours?

Any craft stores or something that would have them?

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Old 06-22-2010, 02:59 AM   #2
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I buy Martinelli's Apple Juice in them, they are about $6 but include delicious apple juice.

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Old 06-22-2010, 03:35 AM   #3
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I bought a few from the LHBS and they were $4.50 which doesn't seem too expensive to me, online they seem around the same not including shipping, and when I think about it, 5 for 4.50 each is just about the same cost as a local 5 gal carboy for $30 so it scales nicely

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I buy Martinelli's Apple Juice in them, they are about $6 but include delicious apple juice.
Get 5 and turn it into apfelwein while you're at it!!
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I buy them full of Carlo Rossi wine for $10, and invite a few friends for the gallon challenge.

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Buy the $5 jug and get it over with.

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Wow! You balk at a five dollar purchase? Probably cost more than that in gas money driving around looking for a better deal on the glass jug. I'm not sure this is the right hobby for you if the budget's that tight.

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Get 5 and turn it into apfelwein while you're at it!!
Boom. Problem solved, brilliant.
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I recently used some plastic water jugs, 99¢ with the water, brewed 2 gallons of spruce beer and waiting for a JAOM. Best part is, I don't have to clean them! However, glass will be cheaper in the long run. I recently bought some used carboys and they came with a 1G jug that looked like it might have contained "Frank's Red Hot" as it has RED HOT written all over it, try a restaurant.

I too couldn't bring myself to buy a jug for $5.99, I will eventually pick up a heavier PTE plastic jug from the grocery store with some kind of juice in it, maybe fo rthe first batch, I'll just add yeast to whatever juice I buy and see how it turns out.

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Wow! You balk at a five dollar purchase? Probably cost more than that in gas money driving around looking for a better deal on the glass jug. I'm not sure this is the right hobby for you if the budget's that tight.
I am looking to pick up 5 (now a $25 purchase) of them and have several things in the works... just being frugal dude. Plus i knew i could get apple juice in them for an additional 2 bucks a jug which is actually a great deal when you think about having to buy a batch of juice for apfelvein.

I just bought a fridge of CL and am converting that into a fermentation chamber, bought a temp control for it, building shelving inside the fridge, about to start my first wine (why i need 5 glass 1 gallon containers), two ciders (for which i already have 10 gallons of juice), and hopefully a beer as well. And to top it off i have a 6 month old child and now a stay at home mom so money is tighter than it used to be. But thanks for caring
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