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Posted: 07/18/12 04:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RandyP77 wrote:

I love my sweet tea also, what I have found that works best is a container I found at Wal-Mart. I am just guessing at the size as I don't have it in front of me at this time but I'd say about 16 inches long, about a foot high and only about 2-3 inches wide..it has a flip up pour spout so it can either be stood up or laid down... Good thing is with the flip spout you don't even have to take it out of the fridge to pour yourself a glass of tea....I lay mine down and can place items on top of it so really I'm only loosing about two inches of height between the shelf it's on and the shelf above.


I have had those in the past several times they always end up drippng everywhere.


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I bought 4 of the 2 QT bottles on the left side of the photo here they are a little think for the door but the shelves flex enough to easily set one per door shelf and they seal resonably well so far for sitting sideways if need be.

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Hi TGarrett,

Toss the containers and the tea too.


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We use 1/2 gallon and drink tons of lemonade vs. tea, but I had a thought. You could reuse 2-litre bottles or a plastic cereal container in the door. I use the cereal containers at home for cereal, they hold a lot, and have a flip up lid. Seems they'd fit the door easily enough. Actually, you could measure where you want to store it, go to Walmart, and probably find multiple options with lids.

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TGarrett wrote:

I am looking for options for storing drinks in the fridge. I have always kept at least a gallon of sweet tea in my fridge as I go through it in a day or two. I don't do the premixed bottled stuff. Right now I have my shelves adjusted to fit my gallon jug in but that leaves me with 2 shelves with about 2" of clearance. I was wondering what everyone else does for storage for full timing with an RV fridge.


A residential Fridge isn't really an option for me as I plan on doing a lot of camping/Offroading across the nation and won't always have hookups so I want to keep the gas option.


If you are cooking your own tea, make it concentrated. Use enough tea bags for a gallon, but use a quart of water. Sweeten as you would for a gallon. Put in refrig. When you pour a glass, add water and ice to dilute it down.

Another idea would be to put it in a couplle of smaller jugs.

When going on longer trips, sometimes we put the ice chest under the dinette table, to put extra drinks in. It gets to be a pain in the butt with the cooler underfoot. Some days you just have to choose your battles.


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OOPS! I learned today the containers I bought are not tea friendly, at least not hot tea. I poored in the sugar, the tea bags, then added the water. Instantly the bottle started to sink in on itself lol. I salvaged it I think, pulled it back up and capped it, put it in fridge to cool it down and reharden the plastic I hope lol. Its not perfect anymore but will have to wait to see if it can be salvaged.

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They make single cup cold brew bags now. Check the grocers shelves. Not all are carrying it yet. My wife says it is excellent. My refreshment of choice is hot coffee.


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TGarrett wrote:

raindove wrote:

TGarrett wrote:

I am looking for options for storing drinks in the fridge. I have always kept at least a gallon of sweet tea in my fridge as I go through it in a day or two. I don't do the premixed bottled stuff. Right now I have my shelves adjusted to fit my gallon jug in but that leaves me with 2 shelves with about 2" of clearance. I was wondering what everyone else does for storage for full timing with an RV fridge.


A residential Fridge isn't really an option for me as I plan on doing a lot of camping/Offroading across the nation and won't always have hookups so I want to keep the gas option.


If you are cooking your own tea, make it concentrated. Use enough tea bags for a gallon, but use a quart of water. Sweeten as you would for a gallon. Put in refrig. When you pour a glass, add water and ice to dilute it down.

Another idea would be to put it in a couplle of smaller jugs.

When going on longer trips, sometimes we put the ice chest under the dinette table, to put extra drinks in. It gets to be a pain in the butt with the cooler underfoot. Some days you just have to choose your battles.



Can you concentrate sugar that much, not sure anything less than a gallon can take 2 cups.


After I cook the tea, I put it in a glass container. I add the sugar while the tea is still hot. Let it cool in the glass container and then you can put it in plastic if you prefer, to put in the refrig.

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raindove wrote:

TGarrett wrote:

I am looking for options for storing drinks in the fridge. I have always kept at least a gallon of sweet tea in my fridge as I go through it in a day or two. I don't do the premixed bottled stuff. Right now I have my shelves adjusted to fit my gallon jug in but that leaves me with 2 shelves with about 2" of clearance. I was wondering what everyone else does for storage for full timing with an RV fridge.


A residential Fridge isn't really an option for me as I plan on doing a lot of camping/Offroading across the nation and won't always have hookups so I want to keep the gas option.


If you are cooking your own tea, make it concentrated. Use enough tea bags for a gallon, but use a quart of water. Sweeten as you would for a gallon. Put in refrig. When you pour a glass, add water and ice to dilute it down.

Another idea would be to put it in a couplle of smaller jugs.

When going on longer trips, sometimes we put the ice chest under the dinette table, to put extra drinks in. It gets to be a pain in the butt with the cooler underfoot. Some days you just have to choose your battles.



Can you concentrate sugar that much, not sure anything less than a gallon can take 2 cups.

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wny_pat wrote:

They make single cup cold brew bags now. Check the grocers shelves. Not all are carrying it yet. My wife says it is excellent. My refreshment of choice is hot coffee.


Cold brew is blasphamy in the south lol.

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