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Old 10-16-2009, 02:56 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Just getting started out here, but NOT going to drop $50 on a carboy at the LHBS... just reaching out to see if anyone in the Chicagoland area has some they wouldn't be needing. I'm not trying to nickel and dime anyone, but I do have to have some money left over for ingredients, yeah?

Lemme know, I can be reached via PM here, or at "tom <underscore> sanderson (at) yahoo -DOT- com" .. sorry, spam bots suck.

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Old 10-16-2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if they are still open, but Chicagoland wine in Elmhurst used to have good deals...
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:11 AM   #3
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Bleh, I was just there today... I won't be going back. The store was creepy and the dude that was there acted baked and uninterested. They wanted like $55 for a 6 gallon!! I asked if they sold used and he said "that's all we have" ... I was VERY impressed with Fox valley Home Brew & Winery in Aurora compared to this place... cleanliness and selection-wise, not price-wise on the carboys. Seems like that's one of the items LHBS's try to make their money on...

I'm currently trying to see if there are any possibilities with a couple of buddies of mine who are PH.D. chemists at a local chemical plant... yeah, I caught the bug BAD...

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:15 AM   #4
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It's not that the LHBS are trying to gouge you on carboys but since Mexico stopped producing, they have to be imported from Italy at double the cost.
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:27 AM   #5
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It's not that the LHBS are trying to gouge you on carboys but since Mexico stopped producing, they have to be imported from Italy at double the cost.
Really? Seems like a ripe opportunity for an American company to step up... I didn't know that, thanks for the info...

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 01:45 PM   #6
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If you get downstate at all, Friar Tucks (Savoy, Bloomington, Peoria, etc...) sells them (3, 5 & 6 gal) for around $25.
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:00 PM   #7

I'm pretty sure Bev Art sells Better Bottle carboys for much less then that - they're at 101st and Western, you could call first to check the prices.

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 05:17 PM   #8
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My home brew shop in Milwaukee sells 6 gal glass carboys for $34.99

 
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Old 10-16-2009, 08:25 PM   #9
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Bleh, I was just there today... I won't be going back. The store was creepy and the dude that was there acted baked and uninterested. They wanted like $55 for a 6 gallon!! I asked if they sold used and he said "that's all we have" ... I was VERY impressed with Fox valley Home Brew & Winery in Aurora compared to this place... cleanliness and selection-wise, not price-wise on the carboys. Seems like that's one of the items LHBS's try to make their money on...

I'm currently trying to see if there are any possibilities with a couple of buddies of mine who are PH.D. chemists at a local chemical plant... yeah, I caught the bug BAD...
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Old 10-18-2009, 01:31 AM   #10
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Go to the brewers coop in warrenville, they have really good prices. I picked up a couple of 3 gallon carboys there and only paid 17 each.

 
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