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    Default Plastic syrup jugs

    Hello everyone, just wondering what's the best manufacture for plastic syrup jugs. All pros and cons appreciated. Thanks, Jon

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    1) Sugar Hill I rank #1. Caps "click" in to place, preventing them from accidentally coming unscrewed when transporting. Caps go on easy.
    2) Les Cuchions (spelling?) I rank these number 2 since they don't have the cap that clicks and locks in place. There is, however, a ring that holds the cap in place. Somewhat less common in my area than the other two brands. Made in Canada.
    3) Bacon rank as my least favorite. The jug is well constructed, but you have to push down on the cap before you can screw it on due to the lock ring. When you do this, since your jug is full, it forces down on the bottom of the jug as you push down and syrup runs out the top making a sticky mess. Its also easy to tighten down too tight on the cap and strip the threads in the cap.

    Hope this helps. Just my opinion, not knocking anyone's product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowmad View Post
    1) Sugar Hill I rank #1. Caps "click" in to place, preventing them from accidentally coming unscrewed when transporting. Caps go on easy.
    2) Les Cuchions (spelling?) I rank these number 2 since they don't have the cap that clicks and locks in place. There is, however, a ring that holds the cap in place. Somewhat less common in my area than the other two brands. Made in Canada.
    3) Bacon rank as my least favorite. The jug is well constructed, but you have to push down on the cap before you can screw it on due to the lock ring. When you do this, since your jug is full, it forces down on the bottom of the jug as you push down and syrup runs out the top making a sticky mess. Its also easy to tighten down too tight on the cap and strip the threads in the cap.

    Hope this helps. Just my opinion, not knocking anyone's product.
    I agree completely Sugar Hill all the way.
    Jared

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    Thanks for info guys.

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    I used to use Bacon, but then a retiring producer sold me some Sugarhill jugs at a great price. Since then I have used only Sugarhill.
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    I use the Les Cruchon and never had a problem with them. I also like the scene on the jugs better then the others.
    2x3 Patrick Phaneuf pan
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    100+ taps
    Sugar Shack in future
    Wife into it as much as me
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