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Old 02-06-2010, 11:22 PM   #11
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if only.... a 15 gallon carboy existed and for a decent price.

... they're called sanke kegs.
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Old 02-07-2010, 03:56 AM   #12
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i meant as an actual glass carboy. but it would probably be spendy and heavy. but you could be a beer perv all you wanted.

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Old 02-07-2010, 04:11 AM   #13
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if only.... a 15 gallon carboy existed and for a decent price.
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Something like that?
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:09 PM   #14
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as an update - I bought clear duct tape and wrapped almost the entire carboy in it - I left a strip about 1" wide so I can see into it and ensure its clean

can be seen sitting on the new brew supply shelf I built here:

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:18 PM   #15
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looks like you were in a fraternity which one? I used to goto school up in Bergen

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I was in Alpha Phi Omega at Clemson University when it was still all male - so it was more like a typical greek than the women laden 'club' co-ed chapters at many other schools.

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Is the duct tape to keep light out? I always thought that it was sunlight that would skunk a beer, not just any light. Am I wrong on this?

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Old 02-11-2010, 02:34 PM   #18
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the duct tape is more for structural support/if it cracks or gets dropped I dont lose a limb - alot of people on the boards talked about the safety issue so thats why I taped it up

They say UV light is what you need to worry about - it's down in the basement (or will be going into my keezer - so I was more concerned with structure/safety than keeping light out.

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Old 02-11-2010, 03:19 PM   #19
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I don't know for sure, but you might consider one of those "Better Bottle" carboys. They don't allow oxygen to permeate like regular plastic bottles, and if they are polycarbonate plastic they will also block out almost all UV light. Glass will only block UVA, but not UVB which is more energetic and damaging to beer anyway.

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