Carbonate in the jug

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wheatgerm

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For a few years now I’ve purchased a gallon sized glass jug of organic apple juice at Whole Foods each year at the holidays and fermented it right in the jug with a pack of red star. I’d like to give some of these as gifts this year but the bottle carbonating is a mess for such small amounts. I’m wondering if I can just measure out the sugar for the whole gallon, replace the factory cap and carbonate in the jug. Anyone see drawbacks to this? Too leaky? Too much pressure?
 

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I wouldnt pressure up a glass jug, no idea what it can hold and if it will explode. Put it into 2L pop bottles (plastic) and carb in them. They can handle 200-250psi pressure before bursting.
 
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If using 12oz bottles just drop a sugar cube in each one and fill and cap as normal. Autosiphon to bottle filler works well if filling below the level your fermenter is resting at.

As stated above I wouldn’t attempt carbonating in the factory jug as it’s not designed to withstand carbonation pressures. You could potentially be creating a glass grenade.
 
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Thanks guys. I think I’m just gonna buy a few more and do a big batch in the carboy and bottle in the grolsch bottles to give as gifts.
 
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