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Old 05-01-2008, 07:29 PM   #1
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I just bought 3 5 gallon glass carboys at a garage sale for 6 bucks a piece. Planning on using them for brewing. But they look old, and are blue/green glass...Could these be worth more money being antiques??? Some have old water bottle lables on them...I was thinking about selling them, and buying new brew stuff with the money... Any thoughts?

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If you can sell them easily, using the cash for some 5.5 gallon Better Bottles (plastic) would be my vote.

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I have an old blue/green 5 gallon carboy that I use

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i dont know about antique value, but they work well as fermentors. I have an old 5 gallon glass bottle myself the date is always printed on the bottom mine is from 1930 i think. what does your say?

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i dont know about antique value, but they work well as fermentors. I have an old 5 gallon glass bottle myself the date is always printed on the bottom mine is from 1930 i think. what does your say?
Im not sure what they say on the bottom... But I dont like the idea of using 5 gallon carboys for primarys.... I use 5 gallon BBs as secondarys... Just thought If I could sell these for 40-50 bucks a piece I could use that money to buy other stuff.
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Im not sure what they say on the bottom... But I dont like the idea of using 5 gallon carboys for primarys.... I use 5 gallon BBs as secondarys... Just thought If I could sell these for 40-50 bucks a piece I could use that money to buy other stuff.
I think it's a good idea to sell them....there's no telling the age/brittleness of the glass, they could be stronger than the new glass ones or the could break on your first use....I've read too many tales on here and other sites about busted carboys and things like tendon damage...or at the least lost beer....Go for the better bottles.
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They're probably better quality than the imported ones available now.

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That was my first thought....but doesn't glass get more and more brittle with age?

My gf just had a bunch of really old, thick glass drinking glasses start to break.
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oh yeah I would never use it as a primary for beer, there great for mead which doesn't usually foam much. this link shows one just like what i have http://cgi.ebay.com/5-Gallon-Antique-Green-Glass-Bottle-circa-1929_W0QQitemZ360042307120QQihZ023QQcategoryZ14QQr dZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q 2em118Q2el1247
I dont know exactly what yours looks like but I would try looking around ebay and on google for similar items for sale and see what people are asking. If you can decipher the info on the bottom you maybe able to find an exact match.

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I have a clear glass carboy with 1923 marked on the bottom. It looks similar to the one on the ebay link. I've used it for primary and secondary. I really like it. I like using old stuff like that though. Makes it special for me, wondering what other beers or ciders or what not have been brewed in it. Hell it made it through prohibition

I've been gifted all 4 of my glass carboys. I'd buy better bottles if I ever needed to buy any, but I can't justify buying new better bottles when I have perfectly fine carboys to use.

One thing to keep in mind is that glass is somewhere between a liquid and a solid. The molecular structure is not uniform, and some people claim the shape of glass will change over long periods of time.

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