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Old 07-25-2013, 04:52 PM   #51
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #52
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Definitely going to be wearing gloves when washing these out now. I might need welders gloves to protect my forearms.

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Old 07-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #53
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I got rid of the 6.5 gal. carboys because of this thread. I have one 5 gal. that is bulk-aging a dopplebock right now, and I am thinking of jettisoning it after that is done.

I have a couple of 3 gal. glass carboys I use as primary fermenters for half batches. I feel these are somewhat safer as they are smaller & lighter than 5 or 6.5 gal. carboys. False sense of risk, or logical? What say y'all?
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Old 07-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #54
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I've got four 5gal and one 3gal glass carboys. I've thought about replacing them with Better Bottles, but lack of employment negated any equipment purchases. As I sit here at my new job reading this thread, I think it's time to reevaluate new gear.

Our circle of brewers have had one 5gal break for no apparent reason (bottom fell out while swirling 1/2 gallon of rinse water) with no injuries, and a few carboy bumps that didn't break luckily.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:58 PM   #55
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A buddy broke his 2ND carboy last weekend without injury. He still won't get rid of the rest of his glass. Both that broke were old blue glass water jugs, and the rest of his are new brew carboys, but damn.

EDIT: Same buddy as my previous post.

This one just fractured up the side after filling it with chilled wort. It was the last of 6 batches over the last several days filling his last carboy. I got a frantic call at 11:30pm that his beer was leaking out and he needed to borrow a carboy. I told him he had to come get it. When he got there I offered an autosiphon, and he tried to tell me he was going to lift this full, cracked carboy onto a counter to gravity feed. I told him he was taking the autosiphon, and transferring it where it sat or I was disowning him. I wasn't there to see how he cracked it, but he swears it was room temp, and he didn't bump anything to break it. This guy is like the main character in Final Destination with these carboys.
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Old 12-02-2013, 09:33 PM   #56
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Does anyone know of a plastic fermenter that will hold 6+ gallons? Viewing this thread has me scared of using my 6.5 gallon acid carboy.

 
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:43 AM   #57
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Brew buckets come in 7.9 gallon, as do Speidel plastic fermenters. Plastic conical come in a huge range of sizes. Not sure if clear PET plastic carboys come bigger than 6.
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Brew buckets come in 7.9 gallon, as do Speidel plastic fermenters. Plastic conical come in a huge range of sizes. Not sure if clear PET plastic carboys come bigger than 6.
I don't think I have seen any clear PET plastic carboys bigger than 6 gallons. Don't know why they don't make 'em bigger, but they don't seem to.

 
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Well, I answered my own question. Better Bottles DO come in 6 gallons. Amazon has 'em for $25.00 + shipping. Or you can get PET plastic 6 gallon carboys here: http://homebrewohio.com/pd-vintage-s...lon-carboy.cfm for $30 + shipping.

 
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Old 12-03-2013, 11:28 PM   #60
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Well, I answered my own question. Better Bottles DO come in 6 gallons. Amazon has 'em for $25.00 + shipping. Or you can get PET plastic 6 gallon carboys here: http://homebrewohio.com/pd-vintage-s...lon-carboy.cfm for $30 + shipping.
Here's 6 of them Newsman, all 6 gallons. I do like my better bottles.

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