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Old 12-01-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Found Some Bottles in the Woods.

I found 3 one gallon glass jugs in the woods of my friend's back yard. He just bought the house and doesn't know what they were used for, and there are no markings on the bottles other than 'ONE GALLON' on the side towards the top.

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These appear to be them but I'm not positive. I'm going to order the caps this website sells for them and see if they fit. Does anyone have suggestions for a different means to cap them if I'm unable to get screw caps? The opening is wider than most swing tops so I don't know if that'd work unless I made/modified my own. Also, is there a simple way to pressure test them before going ahead and filling them with beer?

They appear to be in perfect condition other than needing a serious scrub down and the finger handles are more than strong enough for carrying when filled with water.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:48 PM   #2
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What are you planning to use them for? If it's for fermenting small batches, then a bung/airlock will be sufficient.

I wouldn't use them to bottle beers in...more than likely they'd go boom.
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I wouldnt reuse them, those bottles are also used to contain chemicals. You realy dont know what was in them, and if there not labled as growlers from a brewery, they probably didnt hold beer before hand.
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moonshine...that what ur supposed to put in those bottles LOL jk.....
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I found 3 one gallon glass jugs in the woods of my friend's back yard. He just bought the house and doesn't know what they were used for, and there are no markings on the bottles other than 'ONE GALLON' on the side towards the top.

Top Catalog Equipment Carboys/Buckets 1 Gallon Jug

These appear to be them but I'm not positive. I'm going to order the caps this website sells for them and see if they fit. Does anyone have suggestions for a different means to cap them if I'm unable to get screw caps? The opening is wider than most swing tops so I don't know if that'd work unless I made/modified my own. Also, is there a simple way to pressure test them before going ahead and filling them with beer?

They appear to be in perfect condition other than needing a serious scrub down and the finger handles are more than strong enough for carrying when filled with water.
Is the opening threaded like the one in the picture shown in the provided link?

If so, that's a standard 38/400 cap. I can help if you'd like some closures.

Feel free to p/m

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Old 12-04-2008, 03:03 PM   #6
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moonshine...that what ur supposed to put in those bottles LOL jk.....
KEEP LOOKIN! You might find the still!
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Old 12-04-2008, 03:31 PM   #7
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Two words; "hobo urnials"
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How much are 1 gallon jugs new!? Quick google search. Spend 5 bucks and don't drink old Hobo pee
1 Gallon Glass Jug - Fermenting Equipment

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awesome.. exactly my thoughts.
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That's perfect, already sterilized.
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