I brew a lot of 1-gallon batches of beer, but the real PITA is bottling. It is possible to do it with one person using an autosiphon, but it's not easy and I always end up making a mess in the process.
My thought is to use a 2-hole stopper to bottle under CO2 pressure. In one hole I'd jam a racking cane and set it to just over the level of trub, then attach some tubing and a bottling wand to it. In the other hole I'd stick a small piece of tubing with a male MFL screw on the end. Then I'd hook up a CO2 tank at a few PSI and start bottling. Sort of like using a carboy cap for racking, just at a smaller size.
My dilemma seems to be finding a food-grade 2-hole stopper that fits my gallon jugs (i.e., size #6). I can find non food-grade rubber stoppers, but I'd really like to avoid that. I have seen a couple of places selling gum rubber 2-hole stoppers, but I'd have to buy like 60-90 dollars worth.
I'm thinking I might have to drill my own from a solid stopper. But I don't have access to a drill press, and I'm not sure about doing this by hand without ripping it to shreds.
So that's my story. Anyone have any constructive feedback? Sources for stoppers? Tips on bottling under pressure, drilling stoppers, am I crazy for wanting food-grade stoppers, etc.?