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Trouble finding 1 gal glass jugs

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F0E-Hammer

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Is it possible to make a smaller batch in a 5 gal glass carboy, such as a 1 or 3 gallon batch? Or would that ruin it completely???

I'm really eager to start a batch, but I don't know if I have everything... I take my perfectionism from my mother, it drives me crazy sometimes LOL!
 

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I can't really speak from experience but it seems that many people have done exactly that just proportionately scaled the recipe down of course. And idk if your question actually involves finding 1 gallon jugs but I've been getting mine( getting ready for a little experiment) by buying 4L(~1gal) jugs of Carlo Rossi.
 

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Do you mean doing a 1 gallon recipe but in a 5 gallon carb (i.e. a shitload of airspace)?
 

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That's exactly what I'm saying :p

See, heres the deal, I have 1 6 gal bucket (food grade) and 1 5 gal glass carboy, but no 1 gallon glass jugs...
 

jjwtay

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Still don't see y u don't just go spend 6 bucks on a 1 gallon jug of carlo rossi and solve ur problem.
 

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LOL, first reason being I'm only 19 and my parents are prudish... Next, I was going to grab the last 1gal jug of applejuice at the nearby general store but someone snagged it.... "Adventures in Meadmaking: The PRELUDE!" think it would sell? :laughing4:
 

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Try going to a glass recycler and see if you can find any there. Sometimes there boxes of them waiting to be crush. Save the boey's! :laughing7:
 

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I was just now thinking that! HAHA, ya my stepdad told me to check out the recycle center but I guess I didn't keep it in my memory log, lol, thanks man!
 

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well with what u said it seems somehow they're ok with u making mead but not ok with purchasing carlo rossi for the jug 4 u ? just ask them to buy it then dump it if u really r that desperate. Idk several people mentions trader joes too for some apple juice u get there that comes in 1 gal containers.
 

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making a 1 gal batch in a 5 gal carboy is not recommended, too much head space means that you run the risk of over oxidizing your batch, having it caramelize and basically become undrinkable
 

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I was afraid of that, guess I'll just have to be patient and keep lookin LOL :laughing7:
 

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Look in your local Trader Joe's, Whole Earth, Wild Oats, Henry's, etc. for the glass one gallon apple juice jugs. You get some mighty fine apple juice, and a one gallon glass jug for fermentation in the process.

Cheers,

Oskaar
 

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JMO here but what i did was drive around my local area on recycle day after the holidays and found about 30 1 gallon galliano wine jugs....
also if you know anyone in a local resturaunt that sells house wine in caraffes you may get lucky.
I have also put an ad on my local craigs list for wine jugs and bottles came across a load of grolsh and flip top bottles... good luck hope it helps
anthony
 

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Hey guy,

Just my .02 worth, but putting 1 gal in a 5 gal carboy is like throwin' a weiner down a hallway. Go out and buy a gallon of cheapo $12 gallon Gallo red or white, poach the snot out of a few lobsters or an oysters munier and have a few friends over. VIOLA! Party + gallon jug. :icon_thumright:
Use a 6-1/2 drilled stopper.

:cheers:

DD
 

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man hearing this makes me glad my local (well millwaukee) brewshop constantly has 4pack boxes of glass gallon wine jugs for $.60 each bottle. not sure where he gets them but every time I've gone in he has 6 or more boxes full of em.

I'm also somewhat currious as to how you have a 5gallon carboy, a 6gallon food grade jug, and are looking for a gallon jug (though I'd get 2, so you can rack easier) so you can homebrew mead, yet your mom won't let you get a cheap gallon of wine. does she know what you're planning to do? personally I wouldn't do this behind her back and risk being caught.
 
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