We store our water at home in our Minox Stainless Steel Water Dispenser Fusti which holds 25 Liters / 6.6 Gallons. Even the spigot is stainless steel, which is important to me because at no point does plastic come in contact with our water. I don’t like the idea of getting a ceramic, steel or glass water container if the spigot is plastic. Defeats the purpose of trying to go plastic free. I got our water dispenser from WaterCheck.biz for about $260. Yes, it’s expensive. But it’s a lifetime purchase for me.
Inside of the Minox Stainless Steel Water Dispenser
Stainless steel water spigot
Lid on the Minox is all stainless steel
I’ve started to replace our plastic 5 gallon water jugs with a 3 or 5 gallon glass carboy with a natural cork instead of a plastic lid.
5 gallon glass carboy with natural cork stopper
5 gallon carboy with brew hauler
The glass on these glass carboys are pretty thick too. You can find these at local brew shops usually or your local classifieds. I got something called a Brew Hauler, which makes it a lot easier to carry.
[Update: I guess the sun was shining on the glass Carboy in my kitchen or the car & it burned through the Brew Hauler a little. So I didn’t feel comfortable using it anymore. So I just carry it without it now. It’s not bad, just have to be conscious of your movement.
5 Gallon Carboy with water weighs about 55 lbs
3 Gallon Carboy with water weighs about 37 lbs
Yes, the glass is heavier & could break. But I’m ok with that. Rather deal with that, than expose myself to the secret chemicals yet to be discovered in plastic.
For our water transport, after a lot of searching we finally found at least 2 companies (Klean Kanteen & Pura) that have a stainless steel water bottle that actually has a stainless steel lid on the inside. Meaning, no plastic comes in contact with your water.
My favorite one is from Klean Kanteen with the stainless steel and bamboo lid. Me & my wife use these 2 the majority of the time. Most of the steel & glass water containers have a plastic lid, which is disappointing.