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  1. #1
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    Default Honey in jugs

    I am putting up some honey in jars and bought some half gallon jugs to fill for someone who let me use their property as an apiary and staging yard. Any suggestion on how to fill milk type jugs any quicker than waiting for honey to slowly travel thru a funnel? Not like filling a jar straight out of the honey gate. Sine the funnel opening is small I see not way to speed up the process.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Honey in jugs

    Larger funnel? Maybe cut some off the funnel bottom to enlarge the exit opening.
    You can always warm the honey which flows much easier.

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    Default Re: Honey in jugs

    There are inexpensive funnels with larger "throats" (1"+) available at auto parts stores.
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    Default Re: Honey in jugs

    You can get large funnels at brewing/wine making supply stores.

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    Default Re: Honey in jugs

    "Milk jugs" come in different styles. Some have bigger openings than others. The Costco stores in North Carolina (and possibly other areas) sell milk in gallon jugs that are more slender than standard jugs, but are more uniformly shaped, and have openings that are almost twice the size of standard milk jugs.

    EDIT, Wow, who would have thought that Wikipedia would have an example of a Costco jug?


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Square_milk_jug
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