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Old 05-09-2007, 06:42 PM   #1
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I just got 2 pyrex 12 gallon glass carboys. Is this going to be big enough to primary a ten gallon batch?

Is any one using an iwaki magnetic pump? I just picked one up cheap and need to find info on temp ratings. Can I pump 170 deg wort through it?

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Old 05-09-2007, 07:03 PM   #2
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Where did you find those badboys?


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Old 05-09-2007, 07:11 PM   #3
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Where did you find those badboys?

50 bones on craiglist, had 3 he broke one before i got there. They are new, the guy got them from some laboratory that he works at..... He just said they were big, I was expecting 6.5's or so. whoa baby they were huge
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Great score! One of those would have come in handy when I did a double batch a couple of weeks ago. Sweet
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so would 12 gallon carboys work for a 10 gallon batch?
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How on earth do you move a 12-gallon glass carboy that's full of wort? You buy a folklift on Craigslist, too? Those things have got to weight what, fifty pounds just empty?

To answer the question - they should work, you just might need a blow-off tube depending on your actual volume and how aggressive a ferment you have. I ferment 5 gallons in a 6 gallon BB, that's the same math at 10 gallons in a 12.
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How on earth do you move a 12-gallon glass carboy that's full of wort? You buy a folklift on Craigslist, too? Those things have got to weight what, fifty pounds just empty?

To answer the question - they should work, you just might need a blow-off tube depending on your actual volume and how aggressive a ferment you have. I ferment 5 gallons in a 6 gallon BB, that's the same math at 10 gallons in a 12.

They are surprisingly light considering (empty) I am thinking of a handtruck style dolly that they mount in, all cushioned etc. balloon tire type. That is also why I bought the pump. So if needed less moving around.

so ten it is yeah
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:42 PM   #8
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They are surprisingly light considering (empty) I am thinking of a handtruck style dolly that they mount in, all cushioned etc. balloon tire type.
Dude -- post a photo of it all, if you get the chance. I would love to see these, particularly ones full of wort! Great find.


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