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Old 05-14-2008, 07:11 PM   #11
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either this will raise the price of kits for new brewers, or homebrew stores may switch to including BB's as standard
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:38 PM   #12
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Yes, but AHS.com does not carry them on their website... maybe now he will?

It is not that we don't carry 3 gallon Better Bottles, they have not been available for about a year. They just became available again this month.
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:55 PM   #14
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Hey Forrest, have you heard any rumblings from your suppliers about cornie kegs becoming more scarce? There's not an unlimited supply of those, and at some point it seems that we're going to suddenly find that they are more difficult to get our hands on.

Oh, and I wonder if we'll see Better Bottles rise in price a bit (not necessarily at AHS, just in general) if their main competition is now more expensive as well...
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:57 PM   #15
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Forrest;

Is there any difference in quality between the Italian/Mexican carboys? Or is the extra $ for the Italian version all shipping and import fees?
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Old 05-14-2008, 08:43 PM   #16
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Good thing I got three more from a guy on CL this weekend. I think 5 6.5 gallon carboys will do me fine for a while. that's an amazingly ridiculous price.
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Forrest;

Is there any difference in quality between the Italian/Mexican carboys? Or is the extra $ for the Italian version all shipping and import fees?
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We just got the word. The Carboy manufacturer in Mexico stopped production so the Italian Carboys are the only ones left. The glass carboys will soon be around $40-$50 each retail. Stock up now if you like glass carboys.
I'm glad that I have over 20 carboys from the 90's.
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:22 AM   #19
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I picked up two 6.5 gallon carboys today, looks like I'd better call that guy about the 5 gallon ones he had for sale too.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:26 AM   #20
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No way a glass carboy is worth $40-$50. Better Bottles are the way of the future now.

I worry about the price of Better Bottles going up though.
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