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Reader Mark Foster recently ventured where only eagles dare: he set out to create a replica Little Brown Jug for his M-Mancave and inevitably to show off at tailgates and make women swoon, etc., etc.

He pinged me first with a questions about certain details and I shot him some of the photos I’ve collected from the jug research.  Next, I pointed him to Eric Mierzwiak who, if you recall, in 2009 went on a similar quest and created a beauty of jug and had some great pointers on how to prime and paint the crock.

Here’s a look at Mierzwiak’s masterpiece:

Foster was find enough to send me the chronological blow-by-blow of the project, enjoy:

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Well done Mark!

Related:
Little Brown Jug Lore

2 Comments

  1. I wanna know more about the baseball bar then the little brown jug

  2. So Mark is the M Fan with the #7 old Michigan locker room locker who jazzed it out with Drew Henson gear ?? Maybe someday he will decorate it out with gear from the Greatest #7 in Michigan Football History…..the Southpaw that Bob Ufer used to call “The Peach”…..i can still hear it like it was last Saturday…..”Huckleby deep and Davis close…Two Tight Ends and a Balanced line….Leach under Center Nauta….takes the snap from Nauta….quick handoff to Davis…..5-4-3-2-1…..Touchdown Meeechigan…Touchdown Meeechigan…..and after this Extra Point the Maaaize N Blue Lads will be up on the poor Illini in this, the Home Opener for Bo and the Boys on this Beautiful Mid-September Afternoon in Nineteen Hundred and Seventy Eight”….sorry, had a little flashback….but that M Locker would look Great with Rickie “The Peach” Leach’s dud’s hanging in it….Nice JUG and GO BLUE