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Old 12-27-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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I found someone looking to unload a bunch of 7 gal carboys fo $25 each. So if they will work I may jump on it.

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Old 12-27-2009, 11:01 PM   #2
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they will work for primaries. Probably less chance of needing a blowoff with that much space. Not so good for secondary (if you secondary) as you don't want that much head space (at least I don't).

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Old 12-28-2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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They are perfect for primaries. I would snag a few if it were me.

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:03 AM   #4
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I was all set to go then I saw it's a 90 minute drive each way. That puts a bit of a damper on it.

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Old 12-28-2009, 02:08 AM   #5
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I just paid $45 +tx for a 6.5gal carboy.
What kind of gas mileage do you get ?

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Old 12-28-2009, 02:10 AM   #6
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They don't make 7 gallon carboys. You had better make sure you know what you are buying.

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Old 12-28-2009, 02:37 AM   #7
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where is the seller located?

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I contacted the seller. He is in Perryville PA.

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I have four 7.5 gal carboys.. they work great. I have done 5 gallon batches in them.. but why stop there? Make 7 gallons of beer instead.

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:03 AM   #10
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Are they really carboys (ie: large bottle) or are they buckets? I've never seen a carboy > 6.5G.

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