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Old 12-30-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
jackfrost
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Does any one know where the best place to get 1gallon carboys my local brew store dnt carry them.



 
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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I get them from people who drink wine. Cheap 1 g bottles that is.

They are only 10$ at the store. You could buy it, drink it, then refill.



 
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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I buy the 4 Liter Carlos Rossi wine for my wife when I need carboys. For $7.99 at Total Wine, it's a fair price. Not the best wine though...my wife is a good sport.

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:18 PM   #4
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I was thinking of doing that Carlo Rossi wine bit wasn't sure if it would chip or break due to pressure at the neck

 
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:31 PM   #5
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There won't be enough pressure to chip or break them. They are just as good of quality as the jugs you buy at the LHBS. Besides, the pressure will be released through the airlocks.

If you don't like Rossi wines, buy Whole Foods Apple Juice in the Gallon Glass jugs and just add yeast to them. After the initial batch, you'll have jugs for fermenting.

 
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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That's a great idea

 
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:35 PM   #7
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-Check Craigslist and/or Freecycle.
-If you have a glass recycling center you can go talk to them.
-Some liquor stores will allow you to place a flyer--seeking empty gallon/4L glass jugs.
-Some whole foods-type/health food stores carry empty gallon glass jugs, stop and ask.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:48 PM   #8
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:53 AM   #9
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I use the 5 L Carlo Rossi bottles, and the 1 gallon bottles that organic cider comes in from Whole Foods. The Carlo Rossi ones work perfectly for me, no problems at all. Both types take #6 bungs, but I like the 5L ones better because they're just a bit larger so I use them for primary, and the 1 gallon ones make a great secondary.

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:59 AM   #10
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That's awesome you just answered my 2 questions. I just bought. The 5l ones



 
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