1 gallon glass containers

Can you guys tell me what grocery store product is packaged in a I gallon
glass jug suitable for a bung/ airlock? The brew shop gets $4.95 for 1
gallon jugs! It would be cheaper to by some juice, pour it out and re-cycle
the glass container! I'm not cheap, just frugal!
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Karl B
Saint Charles, MO.
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K. B.
I've seen apple cider and or apple in 1 gallon containers, but a size 6 or 6 1/2 bung may not fit, so make sure you have access to larger bungs. That said, if you buy a gallon of wine and drink it, you'll have the jug for your wine making. Check out the local liquor store. Darlene
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Dar V
I've looked for the opportunity to purchase juices in gallon glass jugs and they just don't exist around here anymore.
I picked up 4 brown glass jugs at
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in Cincinatti for about $2.00 each.
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William
Being as I work in a Grocery store I can honestly say , I dont think the mfr's are using too much glass anymore as it is too expensive , plus adds too much weight to a case of juice.
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GWP29
That, and when the case gets "dropped" from the truck, they don't have to worry about breakage as much. I've seen plastic bottles at the store that are dented on one side, or the top is smashed in... these are both okay to sell, but would be a loss if they were in glass....
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Dave Allyn
You're right, you don't find them often. Over the summer I did see some glass jugs filled with all-natural apple juice and apple cider. I didn't buy, because I had concerns about finding a correct size bung. Darlene
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Dar V
What were they under? I couldn't find them in the catalog on the site.....
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Dave Allyn
I buy apple juice in 1-gallon glass jugs at Trader Joes, make wine out of the juice and use the jug as a fermenter (an 8 1/2 bung fits this particular jug). They sell two kinds: "unfiltered" for about $4 and "gravenstein" for about $4.60. These are regular items that are available year-round. I've made wine from each and prefer the gravenstein.
Erroll
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Erroll Ozgencil
Schnucks right off Hwy 94 in St. Charles carries Hardin brand apple cider in 1 gallon glass jugs as least they had it in stock last fall, each year I buy a few jugs drink the cider and .......
Rick
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Rick
have you had any issues with residual vinagar spoiling the wine? how did you clean them??
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Dave Allyn
That's not a bad price. I think the apple cider I looked at was closer to $7 for the gallon. I can buy 1 gallon glass containers for $2.09 at my liquor/wine-making/brewing store. Darlene
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Dar V
I am using a bunch of one gallon glass jugs that i got from a restaurant where i worked..they used to have things like cider vinegar and wine vinegar in them. Work just fine.
john !
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John D. Misrahi
Dear Parsimonious -
If you have one in your area, Trader Joe's sells apple juice in gallon jugs for ~$4. You could ferment that too, or just drink it the way it is.
Tom S
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Tom S
Thanks Rick! If it weren't for this miserable ice storm here in MM, I would go there now! Hot apple cider would do the trick today!
Thanks everyone for the responses!
KB
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K. B.
another good place to check would be large kitchens. my wife works in the local "youth" home. she sometimes finds them for me. last one was 1 gallon from "Red Hot" sauce. maybe put an ad in somewhere. also, i asked our local dairy farmer and he had a few. weeks later he told me of another local that had about 60 gallon jugs!!! seem to find former wine makers sometimes willing to give them away. hth good luck, jim book
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jim book
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004 15:36:55 GMT, "K. B." wrote:
Here in BC Canada, Overwaitea Foods often has apple cider or apple juice in 4 litre/1 gallon jugs. In the local store, I have seen it either on an end aisle or in the produce dept.
The jugs we get take a #8 bung.
The jugs sold in the U-Brew take a #6 bung.
If you do get some jugs, take one to a decent wine supply store (I know easier in Canada than the US) to get the proper bung.
Or measure the inside diameter of the opening. Somewhere on the internet there was a listing of standard bung dimensions. I have a copy, but don't know where I got it from.
Steve
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Steve Waller
The online catalog is abbreviated. I don't think Dan wants to ship glass. I picked mine up on the way thru Cincinatti on vacation.
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William
Oh. what do you think the odds are if I call him?
dave
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Dave Allyn
i think the shipping on glass jugs (fragile and heavy) would end up making them cost more than just buying the more expensive ones you can find at your local brew store...
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santos
Every health food store in our town stocks apple juice in glass gallons year-round, and at least in the fall, practically every grocery store (Safeway, etc) has glass gallons of apple juice in the produce department (not with the regular juices). I believe I use a #8 bung in mine, but not remembering exactly right now.
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Miker

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