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New Wave Enviro Products Blue Striped Porcelain Water Dispenser
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- Includes Lever Faucet
- High Quality Porcelain
- Certified Lead Free
- Full Size 2 1/2 Gallon Dispensers
- Fits Standard 3 and 5 Gallon Bottles
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|Item Dimensions||9.75 x 9.75 x 9.75 inches|
|Item Display Weight||0.06 pounds|
|Item Weight||10 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||8.5 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Since kombucha likes it to be around 80F for brewing, I added a reptile heatmat underneath the two crocks, and a hydrofarm temperature controller to keep it around 80F. It works great as a system, and I got everything from Amazon, including the tea! (Note: I no longer use a reptile heat mat underneath; I use a seedling heatmat wrapped around - see the comments).
The only problem I had with the order, was the first two crocks arrived completely shattered. There was zero padding in the boxes, just a thick box inside another box. When I lifted the box to move them, I could hear the shards scattering around. But Amazon was great about it, and sent me two new crocks by next day delivery, and those arrived in perfect condition! Now that is good customer service.
I had another water crock I got when I had Poland Spring home water delivery, and its porcelain was a bit thicker than these crocks. But these crocks it is thick enough, but a little more fragile. I like that it is certified lead free, since many glazes contain lead.
August 2012 editing to add ... I've had the crocks in service nearly a year now. I am surprised the spigots have not started leaking yet, since they get cycled almost daily, and I have run hot water through them to clean them out.Read more ›
After putting in my first batch of kombucha, I used the plastic top ring as a weight to hold down the two handkerchiefs that I use for a top filter. From the first batch of booch until now, this has worked perfectly for me! It sits in an out-of-the way corner of my kitchen counter until I need to fill it or decant it. Because it is opaque ceramic, I don't need to worry about excess light ruining the brew.
Decanting is so easy with the spigot on this crock! I insert the end of funnel into one of my flip-top bottles. Turn on the spigot and fill the bottle to desired level. Repeat until there is just enough tea to keep the SCOBY floating above the spigot. That leaves enough starter tea for the next batch. If desired, use a mesh bag over your funnel to strain out the "mother" that will come through the spigot, especially as you get towards the end of your decanting process. You can also strain/decant quickly into a larger container, such as a one-gallon jar, and then decant a second time into bottles without the need for straining. Do whatever works for you and what you have around as far as materials.
To make a new batch of tea, boil six cups of water. Stir in two cups of sugar until dissolved. You can also leave it on for 5-10 minutes to make a sugar syrup (I do this because I think it makes a better-tasting booch, but that's up to you).Read more ›
"New Wave Porcelain Water Dispenser 2.5 gal., August 24, 2012
This review is from: New Wave Enviro Porcelain Water Dispenser, 2.5-Gallon (Sports)
The reviews was not great for this product because of leaking and it did a very small amount.
What I did I held the inside nut of the container and turned the outside faucet one complete turned.
Filled with water over night with container under faucet. No leakage what so ever that was almost 2 months ago and it has not leaked since."
It worked! I turned the dispenser to its side with the spigot hole facing up toward the ceiling and simply held the inside nut and turned the outside faucet as hand tight as I could until the spigot could barely turn. Wala...now I got a leakproof water dispenser for kombucha brewing. Geez what a headache!
If you buy this product based on its affordability, please be sure to tighten the spigot properly! No other way will work. I know; I tried. This ceramic lead-free water dispenser doesn't come with any instructions or manual. Note that it is made in China.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a Great find! I love being able to see how the SCOBY is growing and completing the fermentation of my kombucha. So easy to use especially with the spigot. Thanks!Published 1 month ago by Springhope
Perfect replacement for unit that cracked during a winter freeze in my Log CabinPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was our second dispenser. We do use it as a water dispenser. Our first one lasted almost two years before the spigot started leaking. Our second one lasted 2 weeks. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Meghan Stufflebeem