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Old 11-05-2008, 01:06 AM   #11
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A decent compromise is 1/2 gallon growlers. Climax Brewing (Roselle, NJ) only sells their beers in that size containers and it's tasty stuff. Check out Buy Rite on Centennial in Piscataway.
I was thinking of clear containers originally so I forgot about Climax. Their beer definitely falls under the category of "something in them that I would want to drink".

They even use paper labels, which are less of a pain to remove than the painted-on kind...

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 03:07 PM   #12
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To answer your other question, yes, even still beverages are subject to oxidation. You could get away with drinking half, then the latter half the following day but I wouldn't leave half a jug for a week.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:05 PM   #13
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You better drink a couple or 3 glasses before you decide to bottle in gallons.
I just picked up 5 1-gallon jugs of the organic juice at Whole Foods.



These things are utterly enormous! I totally get what you're saying now.

Maybe a mix of half-liter and half-gallon bottles would work...

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:09 PM   #14
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I totally get what you're saying now.
No You Don't

and you won't till you shout the words...."DAMN YOU ED WORT!"

It's good for ya though.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:30 PM   #15
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Hexmonkey, did you note the ingredients in the apple juice? Is there anything other than juice in there?
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #16
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Hexmonkey, did you note the ingredients in the apple juice? Is there anything other than juice in there?
Nothing but juice. The ingredients list says:
Organic, pasteurized, unfiltered apple juice

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:11 PM   #17
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No You Don't

and you won't till you shout the words...."DAMN YOU ED WORT!"

It's good for ya though.
I imagine it as more like Shatner in Wrath of Kahn.

KAAAAAAHHHHNNNN!

errr.. I mean.

EEEEEEDDDWOOOOOOOOORRRRRT!
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:50 AM   #18
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Drive to Corrados, they are nearby and have the 1 liter ez-cap bottles that may work nicely for you. Here is their info:

Corrado's Market
Address 1578 Main Ave
Clifton NJ 07011
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Phone 1.800.232.6758
Fax 1.973.340.2052
Email [email protected]



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Old 11-06-2008, 01:43 PM   #19
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Nothing but juice. The ingredients list says:
Organic, pasteurized, unfiltered apple juice
I've made it with this. The brand I used was Knudsen's. I just poured out a little juice from the 1 gallon glass jug to allow room for corn sugar, put in the corn sugar (solution) and pitched yeast. I got about 8-10 small Duvel bottles (11.2 oz) out of it.

One thing to note is that because it's unfiltered, there will be a lot of pectin floating around in the end product. It will be slightly cloudy, but most of the pectin will settle to the bottom, but it doesn't "flocculate" well. So,it looks a little odd, but still delicious.
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One thing to note is that because it's unfiltered, there will be a lot of pectin floating around in the end product. It will be slightly cloudy, but most of the pectin will settle to the bottom, but it doesn't "flocculate" well. So,it looks a little odd, but still delicious.
I see there's sediment at the bottom of the jug, is this what you're referring to? Maybe if I carefully decant off the top of that...

I'm planning to ferment this in a carboy anyway, so hopefully I can reduce some of this. Or get some pectinase?

 
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