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Old 06-02-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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Default Weight of 6 gallon carboy

Can somebody tell me the weight of an empty 6 gallon carboy por favor. Thanks.

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Old 06-02-2009, 10:22 AM   #2
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A six gallon better bottle weighs next to nothing, but I assume you mean glass...


EDIT: I went to northernbrewer and "selected" a six gallon carboy to purchase, then checked the "view cart" button. Shipping weight is about 41 pounds, so I'd say an empty six gallon glass carboy weighs slightly less than 41 lbs.

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Shipping weight is about 41 pounds, so I'd say an empty six gallon glass carboy weighs slightly less than 41 lbs.
Wow are they really that heavy?

Edit: That would put a full one at 90+ pounds?
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they are very heavy. that is why the better bottle is so popular.

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Now you're just being silly. The weight is not really that big an issue. Empty, a 6.5 gallon glass carboy is about 15 pounds. With 5.5 gallons of wort it comes in at around 60 pounds.




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By the way. This isn't a guess or speculation. I put one on a scale.
That's a lot of peanuts that Northern Brewer uses.

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Now you're just being silly. The weight is not really that big an issue. Empty, a 6.5 gallon glass carboy is about 15 pounds. With 5.5 gallons of wort it comes in at around 60 pounds.




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By the way. This isn't a guess or speculation. I put one on a scale.
That's a lot of peanuts that Northern Brewer uses.
I could not agree with you more!
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Old thread, but the shipping estimator will have things like carboys listed as heavier than they are because dimensionally they are difficult to pack. They also take little long to pack than say 10# of grain. Shipping costs aren't always about weight.

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I just weighed two.
#1: 11lbs 9 oz.
#2: 12lbs even

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