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Old 10-19-2009, 04:52 AM   #1
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Does anyone know where I could pick up some cheap glass carboys in NYC? There are a couple places in brooklyn but at $35.00 for a 5 gallon I'm not too enthused. Anyone know of a glass distributor in the area maybe?

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Old 10-19-2009, 04:20 PM   #2
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I don't know about NYC, but around here you'll see them up on craigslist every now and then.

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Old 10-19-2009, 06:28 PM   #3
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You can go to Karp's on Long Island and get a 5 gal. carboy for $31.95, NorthernBrewer charges the same. But then you're paying for gas to drive to LI or the LIRR plus your time. If you order it off the internet you're paying for shipping.

To me, $35 is not that bad, plus you get to support your LHBS and they are nice people.

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Old 06-01-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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Brooklyn Homebrew. 5 gallon carboys are $35, 6.5 gallon are $45. The owners are extremely helpful and down to earth. Their website is http://www.brooklyn-homebrew.com. There's also Brooklyn Brew Shop. They only sell kits, but for $125 you get EVERYTHING you need to make your first batch, including grain, hops, and yeast. http://www.brooklynbrewshop.com

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Your price seems pretty good. A Mexican 5 gallon was about $25 when I started, 20 years ago! Since Mexico stopped making them, the price has gone up.

Otherwise, Craigslist is probably not a bad place to find a good used one.

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Brooklyn Homebrew. 5 gallon carboys are $35, 6.5 gallon are $45. The owners are extremely helpful and down to earth. Their website is http://www.brooklyn-homebrew.com. There's also Brooklyn Brew Shop. They only sell kits, but for $125 you get EVERYTHING you need to make your first batch, including grain, hops, and yeast. http://www.brooklynbrewshop.com
I live in staten island and i need to go check brooklyn brew shop out this weekend i heard good things about it and i dont think there is any other around the SI area. I get most of my stuff online but there has been times that i needed something last min
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:32 PM   #7
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There is also the Brooklyn Kitchen in Williamsburg/Greenpoint on Meeker and Frost. It is a few blocks off the Lorimer L stop or the Nassau G. They have a decent little brewshop. Their prices aren't always the best but they're not too outrageous and those are definitely some folks I don't mind supporting.

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As a fellow New Yawker who is looking to upgrade to glass I did my research. I could goto Brooklyn HBS and pay $80 + tax (~$7) = $87. Getting them shipped from Midwest $80.61 but saves the trek to the store and the hassle of carrying 2 carboys on the train. I recently bought a 5g carboy from someone locally and it was major pita to carry it on the train, imagine how it would be with 2 of them. If you buy additional stuff for the carboys such as accessories and maybe even a kit or two from Midwest your s/h cost breakdown is even better.

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Does it have to be glass? You can find a Better Bottle for much cheaper than that and IMO the benefits of the Better Bottle outweigh those of the glass carboy anyway... I have a few Better Bottles and love them.

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Old 06-02-2010, 05:40 PM   #10
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I agree with Kingmatt, I used to think that glass was the only way...then I found out that even guys like Jamil and Palmer use better bottles and love them! That's all I use now. I just picked up another 6 gallon from Brooklyn Homebrew for $28 and it's super easy to bring on the train.

Still get lots of looks on the Subway though...gotta love it .

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