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Old 01-27-2009, 04:54 AM   #1
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I found a site that was selling 6 gallon plastic carboys, for about 21 bucks a piece.

So you think using plastic carboys are just as good as the glass ones? for about half the price, I'm thinking about picking up a couple of the plastics, but was interested to see if anyone out there used them before.


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Old 01-27-2009, 04:56 AM   #2
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Most use Better Bottles. I have two and they are awesome!


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Old 01-27-2009, 05:27 AM   #3
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Most use Better Bottles. I have two and they are awesome!
Ahh those were the ones that I saw LOL, guess I will be picking them up then.

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They are the ONLY way to go, carboy wise. Go ahead and get the drilled ones and the racking adapters.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:35 PM   #5
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how expensive are carboys elsewhere? My LHBS sells 5 gallon carboys for 22.99 and 6.5 gallon carboys for 26.99.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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how expensive are carboys elsewhere? My LHBS sells 5 gallon carboys for 22.99 and 6.5 gallon carboys for 26.99.
I've heard of people paying over $40 for a single carboy. Seems like the price really varies with location. Glass ones at my LHBS in Western WA are in the $20 range as well.
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Glass here in Portland is about the same as it appears to be in WA. About $20 - $21 for 5 gallon, 6 gallon a buck or two more, 6.5 a buck or two more on top of that. I asked the folks at the LHBS a few months ago if they were going to see the effects of the price increases and they laughed and said no way. They have plenty of stock as well.
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I absolutely love my better bottle plastics. I actually sometimes use buckets over glass carboys.
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+1 for better bottles

I am slowly building up my fleet of better bottles and ditching my glass
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Wow, that's cheap. Around here (upstate NY), a 6 gallon glass carboy is like $38 at my LHBS.


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