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jkrug

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I am pretty new to wine making. I have bought equipment for 6 gal kits, but where can I get 1 or 2 gallon carboys. I dont want to make a 6 gal recipe until I get it just right. Any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated.
 

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Your LHBS should carry 1 gallon jugs. Those along with a #6 stopper will do the job (and an airlock, of course). I don't recall seeing 2 gallon jugs, but I have several 3 gallon carboys, which I find perfect for small batches of beer and wine.
 
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My shop only has 3 & 6 gallon. Thank you berry much for info
 
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My shop only has 3 & 6 gallon. Thank you verry much for info
 
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My shop only has 3 & 6 gallon. Thank you very much for info.
 

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Another option for acquiring glass 1 gal jugs is Gallo wines. They are in most every wine section here. Run around 12.99 with a gallon of wine included. If you don't want to drink it you can rebottle it and use for topping off carboys.
 

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midwest supplies is great! used to get all my stuff there until Mr. Steves Home Brew opened up just down the road. Although, I may still order from Midwest cause the guy at Mr. Steve's is arrogant, acts like any other brewing method except his is wrong!
 

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I have found 1 gallon jugs at garage sales cheap. Better yet, Estate sales! In fact, now I have more than I need because, for me, it's not really worth the bother to make 1 gallon of something. What if it is really good? You'll only have 5 bottles! The 1 gallon jugs are great for fresh apple juice when we press our apples, though!
 

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I got a few from the cheap wine route and a couple from a yard sale. I've been using them for testing different fruits added to cider. In the fall I'll use them for starters for my 6 gallon carboys.
 

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Not to start the debate in this thread, but the blue 5 gallon plastic water jugs from walmart/lowes/foodlion/wherever work like a charm for me.
 

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i refuse to clear wine in plastic carboys, glass is just so awesome
 
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