Friday, September 11, 2009

Gallon Jug Explosion


I'm back on the search for a wide-mouth gallon jug after last night's Ball jar explosion. I poured hot water in it (The jar was room temperature. I've done it before.) and it just kept pouring all over the stove and floor. Fortunately, I was able to avoid the hot water. I'm brewing two gallons of kombucha at a time now. The other gallon jar fared just fine (the one that came with the house). The jar that broke was the one recently purchased from Michael's.

I have many good leads on where to find my next kombucha brewing jug thanks to Ramshackle readers. My first quest will be for a gallon jar of pickles. I've got a scoby waiting for a home.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Julia,
    I love your blog! Our mutual friend Jackie Oclaray shared it with me and I am hooked. I am going to try to make Kombucha as well.....it's either that or rob a bank to support my "habit." I wondered if it is as easy as you have made it seem....Also, my neighbor is a chef and I will ask him today to save some large jars....happy to share them with you. I can give them to Jackie to pass on. Thanks so much. Lesli

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  2. Welcome to the kombucha brewing world! It's very rewarding. Be sure to use glass jugs to brew. If you email me your address at ramshackle.solid@yahoo.com, I could even send you a scoby and directions. I think you'll love the convenience of home brewing. No longer will you find yourself in a back alley shaking in search of your kombucha connect. Thankfully, this stuff is good for us. Thanks for reading, Lesli.

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  3. Man, brewing and kombucha. Your interests are after my heart.

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  4. I have that happen to me. When I worked at a coffee shop we would pour the hot liquid over a spoon to temper it a little...I do this at home and it seems to work.

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  5. i used some squat kimchi jars for a while, but when i moved up to 1 gallon batches i had a hard time finding a container. everything i've read said that you need ones that are wider than they are deep, and this makes it hard since most are taller than they are wide. I was however able to find a big wide shallow glass food storage container at ikea. i know, i know ikea, but hey sometimes you just have to do what you have to do. the one i ended up with looks kind of like a shallow cookie dish, with a metal sealing lid. it works very well indeed

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