Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > 2.5 gallon glass carboys
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-29-2008, 06:38 AM   #1
slim chillingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin Tx
Posts: 313
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default 2.5 gallon glass carboys

local co-op has water in 2.5 gallon glass jugs/carboys for 6.99 plus $6 deposit = $13

i feel like it would be good for splitting up 5 gallon batches for different dry-hopping projects and whatnot, especially if i can get them to give up the bottles for $6 without the water.

opinions, please.

__________________

"I don't understand why everybody is focusing only on details. It is impossible to produce a good beer with details."
Jean-Marie Rock, head brewer at Orval

SERIOUS BUSINESS BREWERY
---serious -mod edit- business---

my commercial beer notes garret oliver on beer and foodjosh oakes on beer and food

slim chillingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 06:40 AM   #2
Arneba28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Arneba28's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Amherst, Western New York
Posts: 2,228
Liked 15 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

why bother...nice idea maybe for a few. I use my ale pales for splitting batches to best different dry hopping and flavoring

__________________
My Kegerator Project
Arneba28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 06:43 AM   #3
Ooompa Loompa
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 533
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Go for it!!! Get brewing!!

__________________
Primary: Apfelwein, Irish Stout
Secondary: Nada
Bottle conditioning: Centennial IPA
Drinking: Super Shpadoinkle Blonde Ale
Ooompa Loompa is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 06:52 AM   #4
slim chillingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin Tx
Posts: 313
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

re: post 2, i'd bother because i can split batches on the cheap. i don't have an ale pail, i use better bottle carboys with spigots. i figure regardless of what i'm using for secondaries, these are cheaper than buying more 5 gallon carboys to achieve the goal of making 2.5 gallon batches of test beers, and easier to store and move.

re: post 3, thanks for the encouragement, but that's not all that helpful. i'm brewing, i've been brewing, and i'll continue to brew. i'm wondering if anyone has cheaper ideas for this goal or opinions that would nullify it.

__________________

"I don't understand why everybody is focusing only on details. It is impossible to produce a good beer with details."
Jean-Marie Rock, head brewer at Orval

SERIOUS BUSINESS BREWERY
---serious -mod edit- business---

my commercial beer notes garret oliver on beer and foodjosh oakes on beer and food

slim chillingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 06:54 AM   #5
Arneba28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Arneba28's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Amherst, Western New York
Posts: 2,228
Liked 15 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

what about further scailing down and testing different stuff in 1 gal carboys. I have a bunch of 1/2gal carboys and have split a batch 4 ways in those and left the other 3 gallons as a control. alot of beer stores sell 1/2 gal "carboys" for $3

__________________
My Kegerator Project
Arneba28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 02-29-2008, 11:58 AM   #6
tbulger
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: MA, NH
Posts: 419
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I would love a couple 2.5 gallons, just to be able to dosome 2.5 experimental batches. The only issue would be when racking to them from your fermenter, one may get more sediment in than the other. IM not sure if that would affect the flovor profile though.

__________________

primaries: BRown Ale
secondaries: Rye IPA
Bottled: IPA, Pigs ear brown clone, stovepipe porter, German Alt, Oktober fest ale, Smoked IPA, failed pale ale, 1st AG ESB, belgian wit, Ipa#2, , Lake wheat, fish Red ale, Smoked wheat,
KEGS: blonde Nugs , Sugar pale light, chin nook ale (gone in 1 week)

tbulger is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2008, 12:20 AM   #7
slim chillingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin Tx
Posts: 313
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arneba28
what about further scailing down and testing different stuff in 1 gal carboys. I have a bunch of 1/2gal carboys and have split a batch 4 ways in those and left the other 3 gallons as a control. alot of beer stores sell 1/2 gal "carboys" for $3

interesting idea.
__________________

"I don't understand why everybody is focusing only on details. It is impossible to produce a good beer with details."
Jean-Marie Rock, head brewer at Orval

SERIOUS BUSINESS BREWERY
---serious -mod edit- business---

my commercial beer notes garret oliver on beer and foodjosh oakes on beer and food


Last edited by slim chillingsworth; 03-01-2008 at 12:23 AM.
slim chillingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2008, 12:21 AM   #8
HighPlainsDrifter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HighPlainsDrifter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Coosaw Island
Posts: 855
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default

I've got a couple of those that I use for apfelwien. I love 'em.

__________________
HTTR
Quote:
Originally Posted by YooperBrew View Post
It took me both hands just to squeeze it
HighPlainsDrifter is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2008, 12:32 AM   #9
SenorWanderer
Beer Maniac
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SenorWanderer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 579
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

i would recommend against basically stealing these carboys. they clearly can't replace them for $6 each. $6 is probably the fair price they decided on to encourage people to return them and not gouge on the deposit. if you go and buy the water, pay the deposit, and then keep the carboys to use as you please i suppose it's fair, but that's not really the issue. I'd check in with your karma before you decide to do this.

__________________
SenorWanderer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-01-2008, 04:55 AM   #10
slim chillingsworth
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin Tx
Posts: 313
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SenorWanderer
i would recommend against basically stealing these carboys. they clearly can't replace them for $6 each. $6 is probably the fair price they decided on to encourage people to return them and not gouge on the deposit. if you go and buy the water, pay the deposit, and then keep the carboys to use as you please i suppose it's fair, but that's not really the issue. I'd check in with your karma before you decide to do this.
i understand your point, but i feel pretty okay about this, to be honest. if they're willing to accept $6 for compensation, then they have done the math that will allow them to continue doing business. decisions like these are calculated to the fullest extent, assuming that people will forget to return those carboys or use them for other needs. how many people do you think refill carboys with filtered water for their water coolers? is that so bad?

it's a water distributor, their costs are probably pretty close to $6 on bulk, wholesale carboys. when you figure a carboy twice the size retails individually at around $25, it doesn't seem too far off for their bottles to float around that price.

how far does this argument go? is reusing glass bottles for homebrewing bad karma because of the bottle deposit/refund in some states/countries? do those bottles cost the distributors more than 5-10 cents each? it just seems silly.
__________________

"I don't understand why everybody is focusing only on details. It is impossible to produce a good beer with details."
Jean-Marie Rock, head brewer at Orval

SERIOUS BUSINESS BREWERY
---serious -mod edit- business---

my commercial beer notes garret oliver on beer and foodjosh oakes on beer and food

slim chillingsworth is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - 6.5 & 6 Gallon Glass Carboys For Sale c.n.budz For Sale 9 06-03-2009 09:38 PM
5 gallon glass carboys Cold_Steel Equipment/Sanitation 6 04-17-2009 04:23 PM
5 gallon glass carboys-OLD ones splat Equipment/Sanitation 32 08-13-2008 12:15 AM
3-gallon glass carboys available KiltLifter Equipment/Sanitation 1 02-01-2008 03:21 AM
New 5 and 6 gallon glass carboys brewer92 Equipment/Sanitation 11 11-29-2006 07:10 PM