J is for Jug

J is for Jug


Finding a brewing-related word starting with the letter J was a bit of a challenge… until I came up with jug.

Jug is actually a great word, because it illustrates one of the great things about brewing. Sure, you can brew hundreds of gallons at once, but you can also just brew one gallon at a time in an ordinary glass jug.

Irish red ale. Ferment! Ferment like the wind!
Irish red ale fermenting in a one-gallon jug.

The vessels in which we brew can be any size and made of plastic or glass. Plastic brewing buckets are common for the beginning home brewer.

I have a fleet of five one-gallon jugs I use for experiments. A one gallon batch gives me about 8 bottles of beer, or enough mead to last me a year. It’s a great way to get started if you’re considering trying home brewing!

I’m participating in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. The goal is to write a post prompted by a letter of the alphabet on each day of April (except Sunday). My theme this year is brewing. Visit my other A to Z posts by clicking here.

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