- Mar 24, 2007
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What's the actual volume of a 5gal carboy? Is it supposed to be 5gal if you fill it all the way to the top of the opening? Why don't they mold in gallon marks on the sides?
My 5 gallon carboys are 5 gallons at the shoulder. Completely full is about 5.5 gallons. I just know it, so it doesn't matter too much to me any more. It would be nice if they were marked, but it's not a problem that they are not.5 gallons is if completely full. Don't know why they don't come marked, but marking is easy to do on your own.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but assuming you add 2 lbs of sugar to your apfelwein, that will displace some volume in your carboy. Not sure if that's the reason 5 gallons of juice doesn't fit, but something to consider.Interesting...Let's take Apfelwein for an example. I purchase 5 gallons, doesn't matter the package size. I can not get all five gallons into the carboy without it being right to the top.