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    Best water jug, I'm tired of plastic crap made in China!

    I've gone through 3 different water jugs. Even though they claim BPA free etc etc.. The taste of plastic in my water by end of day is horrible.

    So, I'm thinking stainless, or glass. Well, now there's all kinds of cheap junk coming out of CHINA now-a-days, so what do you do.

    Back in the day you bought a Thermos brand, and you were good for 10 years. Now, they're junk made in China with garbage grade stainless steel.

    I want something large so I'm looking at a 64oz growler. Has anyone use a good brand that will not make water taste horrible, is not lined with some unspecified plastic material, is not going to rust out in a year, and will keep my water at least cool?

    Looking at Hydro Flask 64oz. https://www.hydroflask.com/64-oz-gro...hite,a,92,o,55
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    I just re-fill a couple of those 1.5 L plastic disposable bottles from my RO filter at home.


    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    I've gone through 3 different water jugs. Even though they claim BPA free etc etc.. The taste of plastic in my water by end of day is horrible.

    So, I'm thinking stainless, or glass. Well, now there's all kinds of cheap junk coming out of CHINA now-a-days, so what do you do.

    Back in the day you bought a Thermos brand, and you were good for 10 years. Now, they're junk made in China with garbage grade stainless steel.

    I want something large so I'm looking at a 64oz growler. Has anyone use a good brand that will not make water taste horrible, is not lined with some unspecified plastic material, is not going to rust out in a year, and will keep my water at least cool?
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    This is only 18 oz but made in the USA with copper and stainless steel:

    https://www.jacobbromwell.com/timeless-copper-thermos
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    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    This is only 18 oz but made in the USA with copper and stainless steel:

    https://www.jacobbromwell.com/timeless-copper-thermos
    $500 is a steal for that hand crafted masterpiece of a cup. You could easily snub your nose at the Yeti and Bubba cup users...

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    For taste, get a ceramic lined jug. Ceramic doesn’t hold flavors and doesn’t stain like “stainless” steel.
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    As impatient as I am, I found a Wild River Outfitter store that was open today and selling them for 20% off. So, I picked up a Hydro Flask 64oz for me and a 40oz straw capped one for my wife. Yep, it's made in China as well, but what can you do???

    We also have a 6 stage Reverse Osmosis System under the sink. The 6th stage adds back magnesium and salt I think.
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    I'm thinkin' you should switch to whiskey. Pretty sure there are nutrients there, I think.


    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    As impatient as I am, I found a Wild River Outfitter store that was open today and selling them for 20% off. So, I picked up a Hydro Flask 64oz for me and a 40oz straw capped one for my wife. Yep, it's made in China as well, but what can you do???

    We also have a 6 stage Reverse Osmosis System under the sink. The 6th stage adds back magnesium and salt I think.
    If you were a real tech, you'd solder a relay on that board and call it good to go.

    I do a triple evac with nitro to remove non condensables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtrammel View Post
    $500 is a steal for that hand crafted masterpiece of a cup. You could easily snub your nose at the Yeti and Bubba cup users...
    Yeah, i left out that little tidbit...
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    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

    Pecmsg - "NEST should only be used with 3-M filters to guarantee total destruction of the equipment!"

    Poodle Head Mikey - "the world is well populated with the unknowing and the uncaring and the stupid."

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