I just mixed up my first batch of Apfelwein, and as I was rinsing the 1-gallon apple juice jugs, I wondered if I could re-use them for bottling.
A lot of my Apfelwein will be used at home only, so I don't need to do any fancy bottling. I think I'll just bottle a few six packs of 16oz bottles and then put the rest into these gallon jugs to refrigerate and serve into glasses.
Is there any reason not to do this? They are the big round plastic gallon jugs with plastic screw tops
Will these bottles hold up to carbonation or is there a chance of leak/explosion? (I would mix the priming sugar in the carboy before bottling, not in each individual bottle).