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Old 06-10-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default 5 gal carboy at ace hardware

I was just up at ace hardware with my wife picking up some canning supplies and right next to all of the supplies were about 5 or 6 5 gal glass carboys for $14.95. I think I saw them at my LHBS for around $20 so its a nice little savings. I'll probably pickup another one or two just to have around.

Thought everyone would like to know.


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Old 06-11-2007, 04:30 AM   #2
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apparently ace IS the place


have to check out my local one

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A five gallon carboy will be perfect for use as a secondary, but you will find them to be too small for use as a primary fermenter.
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A five gallon carboy will be perfect for use as a secondary, but you will find them to be too small for use as a primary fermenter.
Depends what your brewing. Low gravity beers like English bitters and Scottish Ales 60/- are fine in my 5 gal carboy, I might blow off a cup at most when fermentation temperature is well controlled and low 60's. A 1.050 Hefe on the other hand...
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