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Old 07-01-2009, 12:07 PM   #121
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I've seen a couple people talk about using a milk jug for their primary, does this work? Just cut a hole in the lid, and make a blow off tube?

If so, then I know what I'll be doing tonight!
I wouldn't use a milk jug- the plastic may "hold" some milk flavor. An old wine jug (like from Carlo Rossi wine) would work great.
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:49 PM   #122
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what about a water jug? that seems like it would hold any flavors. I don't have an empty wine jug or any large gallon sized glass jugs.

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Old 07-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #123
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what about a water jug? that seems like it would hold any flavors. I don't have an empty wine jug or any large gallon sized glass jugs.
I don't know. I never tried it.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:32 PM   #124
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what about a water jug? that seems like it would hold any flavors. I don't have an empty wine jug or any large gallon sized glass jugs.
My local HBs sells 1 gal glass jugs for 3$ and I have seen similar online. It is very worth it imo to spend the extra couple dollars.
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Old 07-01-2009, 02:41 PM   #125
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I agree, except my 'local' HBS is about 2 hours away. And I just went over the weekend to get a double brew set up for Friday

So it's going to be another 3-4weeks til I'll head over again. I was just looking to get this going tonight so its that much less time til I get to taste it.

Edit: I've moved for the summer for a job, i'm not in FL anymore... before I had a shop about 10minutes away... oh how I miss that

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Old 07-03-2009, 10:12 PM   #126
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I agree, except my 'local' HBS is about 2 hours away. And I just went over the weekend to get a double brew set up for Friday

So it's going to be another 3-4weeks til I'll head over again. I was just looking to get this going tonight so its that much less time til I get to taste it.

Edit: I've moved for the summer for a job, i'm not in FL anymore... before I had a shop about 10minutes away... oh how I miss that
You can order them online without outrageous shipping costs I am sure.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #127
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I did a champagne yeast mead. It finished at 17% abv but was like turpentine for the first two years. It has been around four years now and is reasonably good. I expect in another 5 years, it will be great.
Hmmm.... Yeah. I used Montrachet yeast. I just bottled it yesterday after 2 months of fermentation, it tasted like an alcoholic eating oranges threw-up in my mouth. Granted this was the remainder of dead yeast, orange zest, and other crap.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:26 PM   #128
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I made this per recipe (with cranberries instead of raisins, allspice and 1 clove) for a one gallon batch. It s has been 6 months now and it is delicious. I wish I would have made more earlier. That one clove was overpowering up until this point. Now it is awesome.

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Old 07-20-2009, 01:02 AM   #129
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if you dont have the glass jug you can do what I did for a batch... while your at walmart getting the honey and raisens go to the jugs of water and get the Absopure 1 gallon water (check and make sure that it is PET) and use that water. The water is only like $1.07 and you get a mini Better Bottle out of it.

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Old 07-25-2009, 02:08 AM   #130
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They sell apple juice and cider in glass jugs at the store.

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