Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Bottling/Kegging > Where to buy cider jugs
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2008, 08:16 AM   #1
Brewin_Bob
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spring, TX
Posts: 556
Likes Given: 1

Default Where to buy cider jugs

Anyone know of a good place to buy cider jugs? I'm brew EdWort's Apfelwein and I'm trying to find an aesthetic container to bottle it in.

Also, I've got 5 gallons of the cider fermenting away. I'd like to bottle a gallon in about 4 or 5 weeks and let the rest age some more for varied periods of time. If I were to rack a gallon out at a time, what would be the concern as far as oxidation? Should I just bottle all of it at the same time and let the individual bottles age or would it benefit more from aging at a greater volume?


__________________
"I mean, I've heard that women do fake orgasms, but I've never seen it... It really, deeply upset me." - Aldous Snow, lead singer of Infant Sorrow

-- Kings Full Brewery --
-- Currently Being Remodeled --

Primary:None
Secondary:None
Conditioning:Lemstrac Wine, first mead
Bottled:None
Brewin_Bob is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 08:52 AM   #2
RICLARK
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RICLARK's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Grand Ledge, Mich
Posts: 2,539
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rsava423
Anyone know of a good place to buy cider jugs? I'm brew EdWort's Apfelwein and I'm trying to find an aesthetic container to bottle it in.

Also, I've got 5 gallons of the cider fermenting away. I'd like to bottle a gallon in about 4 or 5 weeks and let the rest age some more for varied periods of time. If I were to rack a gallon out at a time, what would be the concern as far as oxidation? Should I just bottle all of it at the same time and let the individual bottles age or would it benefit more from aging at a greater volume?
I personally like to use the Big Flip top bottles for cider, You can sit down and sip on them and you dont have to carry around the 1 gallon jugs, However if you want the jugs, Northern Brewer have them for 4 bucks a piece, And I would not worry about Oxidation with cider I splash the hell out of mine and never have and problems.


__________________
OUTLAW ALES

Kegged/Bottled: Boston Lager Clone, Crimson Ale, Guiness Draught Clone, Kilt Warmer Scotch Ale, BBB Blonde Ale, Oberon Clone Pt. 1,000

Do I Look Like A Man.....With A Plan??

Local Home Brew Store

www.theredsalamander.com
RICLARK is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
CBBaron
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
CBBaron's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 2,787
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default

My HBS/beer and wine store sells used 4 liter wine jugs for $2 each. Its what I use for my wine and mead experiments.

Craig
CBBaron is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2010, 12:27 AM   #4
Mayhew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland
Posts: 14
Default

try contacting your local grocer or liberal type(meant in love) store and inquire about geting the jugs that are brought in for recycling. i think some of them have deopsits or watch for them to be left in recycling bins.
Mayhew is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cider/water jugs for fermenting? myfavholliday Cider Forum 2 10-26-2009 05:08 PM
oops... used 3 qt jugs instead of gal jugs???? Slasher Cider Forum 2 07-26-2009 02:40 PM
Anyone use tea jugs? Homercidal Equipment/Sanitation 4 05-12-2009 01:16 PM
Brewing beer and cider in gallon jugs! mew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 11-07-2006 11:37 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS