I have read every post of this thread at least twice, and some of them up to 5-6 times. I have had several PM conversations with Mark, and he has been very helpful in helping me understand his method. I brew 10 gallon batches, and today I ordered 2 1 gallon jugs with poly screw caps to give his method a try.
I do not have a LBS that I care to deal with that had the jars, so less than $20 later (free shipping) I have the items I need to try something new that may improve my beer.
For some reason, if I can't get the results I am looking for, then worst case I have 2 1 gallon growlers for carrying my home brew to a friends house.
I got stale and stuck with my approach to brewing, completely going against the reason I started in the first place. As brewers, almost everything we do gas against the grain, or is off the beaten path; being unable to accept, try, or at least contemplate a new technique is just strange to me.
I have an Irish planned for my next brew day, I will report back with the results and pics, if i can remember to take them.