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Old 12-29-2009, 12:49 PM   #11
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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.
For the last 20 years I have never seen or had the ability to order a 7.5 gallon carboy. They are probably 6.5 gallon or they are older than me.

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:07 PM   #12
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For the last 20 years I have never seen or had the ability to order a 7.5 gallon carboy. They are probably 6.5 gallon or they are older than me.

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Lol! I too have never seen one, though I would love to have some.


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Old 01-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #13
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I just stumbled across this thread because I found someone selling 7.5 gallon carboys for $15.

Just to confirm, these would be good primary fermenters, correct?

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Old 01-05-2010, 07:54 PM   #14
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I picked up a few of these carboys from the same seller a few months ago. They are the 6.5 gal Acid carboys. Good price for them, and I have put a few batches through them without a problem. Good thing about them is they come with the Styrofoam cases, which are great for shipping/moving.

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I just stumbled across this thread because I found someone selling 7.5 gallon carboys for $15.

Just to confirm, these would be good primary fermenters, correct?
They are fine for primaries because the CO2 produced blankets your beer and protects it from oxygenation. Once moved to secondary little fermentation occurs allowing oxygenation to occur if too much headspace is present.
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They are fine for primaries because the CO2 produced blankets your beer and protects it from oxygenation. Once moved to secondary little fermentation occurs allowing oxygenation to occur if too much headspace is present.
I appreciate the reply.

I've yet to brew, but I'm slowly collecting everything I need. I already have a plastic bucket and three 5-gallon carboys, but I cannot pass these up for $15 a piece.
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For the last 20 years I have never seen or had the ability to order a 7.5 gallon carboy. They are probably 6.5 gallon or they are older than me.

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I've seen 7, 7.5, and there's someone selling a 10 gallon carboy on San Diego craigslist right now. They're probably older than you, and I wouldn't doubt it. Carboys last forever if they're taken care of.
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I've seen 7, 7.5, and there's someone selling a 10 gallon carboy on San Diego craigslist right now. They're probably older than you, and I wouldn't doubt it. Carboys last forever if they're taken care of.
I remember seeing a 9.5 gallon one on Craigslist not long ago, but that might be better classified as a demijohn. I imagine they're more useful for winemaking (but I guess they'd work well for meadmaking as well?).
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I've seen some 7 and 7.5 gallon carboys, they were in labs at work and quite old. I almost snagged one a few weeks ago.

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I appreciate the reply.

I've yet to brew, but I'm slowly collecting everything I need. I already have a plastic bucket and three 5-gallon carboys, but I cannot pass these up for $15 a piece.
I spotted those on Craigslist, too!


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