gallon size glass jars in LA
- mr mouther May 1, 2007 03:40 PM
i brew kombucha and i need another gallon size glass jar. (got two)
i can't find a single place in LA.
I've tried target, nature mart, home depot, crate and barrel, lowe's, osh etc etc and really can't find one.
the closest i've come is a jar that is for cookies
anyone have any other recommendations?
(fer context's sake: i make my kombucha with rooibos and oolong. YUM!)
I got a feeling you aren't going to find empty 1 gallon jars for sale. You want them badly enough you're going to have to go somewhere like Costco that sells stuff in those 1 gallon glass jars and use the contents in them or find a restaurant that uses that same product and ask them to save them for you. Think most packers have gone the way of plastic because its lighter to ship.
Otherwise you can check out this place I Googled and looks like they'll sell you 1 case (4) at a reasonable price.
25392 Commercentre Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Yay! Another kombucha brewer.
I use old kimchi jars. What, something like $10 for a gallon of kimchi? Even if you don't eat kimchi, the bigger jars are a steal!
I like making small batches of a few different flavors, so I use two of the smaller kimchi jars.
I once saw a HUGE (maybe even 1.5 gallons) jar of pickles at Costco for $5 and thought it would be perfect to even throw out the pickles just to have a $6 glass jar.
And I wholeheartedly agree with you: oolong makes the best kombucha. I'm going to have to blend in some rooibos next time!
couple of options....
almost any restaurant supply house should have, or can direct you, in the right direction. The item you're actually looking for is called a jug by those in the industry. (Glass, with metal lid, I imagine). Surfas Restaurant Supply on Washington Blvd. in Culver City is the most knowledgable.
Anchor Hocking, Ball-Kerr and there's an Europeon manufacturer that's fairly well known that escapes me at the moment; their websites should be of some help in finding a product # and you can order through local channels. AH the most likely available. BK is moving out of market.
I know, the famous Original Philippe's sells their pickled eggs in gallon jugs. Might want to call them and ask where they get their jugs from. The might even give ya one. The last time I was in Restaurant Depot looking for a similiar product, they had 1/2 and 2 gallon jugs but, not 1 gallon with metal lids....
i did find open-mouth gallon jars at target. not the cookie jars, sealed open-mouth jars. you know what, there are those gallon kimchi jars. they sell them at all korean markets but you would have to buy the kimchi too. you could try getting creative and try to find out who supplies their jars.
Have you checked Cost Plus? They sell clear glass jars with hinged lids in a wide variety of sizes. I use them as canisters. I haven't purchased one lately but I bought a gallon-size there a couple of years ago and it looked like they were still stocking them when I was in at Christmas.
Try the swap meets. We bought our horchatta jug [glass with glass top] at the swap meet in Pomona at the the Drive-in.
Also, I see honey vendors at the Farmer's Markets, like today in Culver City, who sell their honey in gallon glass jars with metal tops
What about Cost Plus? I think I've seen some there, I think they had spouts for like lemonade and stuff.