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Old 02-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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Default 6 Gallon PET carboy by the Vintage Shop

I just received my 23L (6 gallon) PET carboy made by the Vintage shop and I'm really impressed. I ordered it from Brewmaster's warehouse and remember it being maybe a buck or two cheaper than a 6 gallon better bottle. First off it has no horizontal ribs for sediment to settle, which is not that big of a deal. I always just gave by better bottles a bit of a spank and it would fall down. The REAL advantage I think is the thicker bottom. it is really solid and flatter that the better bottle. I hate the way the bottom goes in and out with a full better bottle, sucking vodka in my brew when I move it to cold crash or rack. I have not used it yet but I would like to this weekend if my water hose thaws out.
the Vintage shop website has some more info: LINK

Has anybody been using these? I just cracked the last of my glass carboys and might get another one of these. They appear to have all the advantages of the better bottle ( light weight, safety) and a glass carboy ( rigid, no ribs/smooth sides, very clear)

they also make 3 and 5 gallon versions.
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:59 PM   #2
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also an arrowhead water bottle cap fits PERFECT and is great for blow off tubes



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Old 02-04-2011, 06:27 PM   #3
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Cool, I plan on using my #10 stoppers and orange carboy caps from the BBs.
So, what do do you think? compared to BB? do the thicker bottoms prevent suck-back?

P.S. I saw your post about moving to Tx, Welcome. I live in Ft. Worth and I'm not crazy about The Winemaker Shop AKA Fort Worth Home Brew. I order online from either Austin HB or lately Brewmaster's Warehouse. I really like the Brew builder feature on their website, flat rate shipping (even when ordering ingredients for two 12 gallon all grain batches and the new PET carboy in one order,) and I always use promo code "bnarmy" for 10% off.

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well I moved the bottle out of the fridge last night to take my gravity reading and didn't feel the bottom drop out or anything it felt solid.



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Old 02-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #5
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Will this fit in a standard sized milk crate? I'm assuming so, but you never know.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:14 PM   #6
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Interesting...but didn't immediately notice a price on the site...mind me asking cost?

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I picked up one of these a few months ago from my LHBS. I love it and always pick it over my Better Bottle if it's free. Nice sturdy straight sides and the walls seam thicker than the BB.

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Interesting...but didn't immediately notice a price on the site...mind me asking cost?
$26 from BrewMastersWarehouse
http://www.brewmasterswarehouse.com/product/0102242/6-gallon-pet-carboy


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Thx Flo.

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I use the 5 gallon versions of these and I have noticed a thicker bottom. I generally do not get suck back if lifted from the bottom. If you lift from the neck (which I have) it will suck back quite a bit of whatever you have in your airlock.

I get the 5 gallon sizes for 24.99 from the LHBS. They want 29.99 for the 6 gallon sizes.

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