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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2009, 11:11:14 AM »
Ha I can see why you don't have that problem then
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2009, 12:01:07 PM »
I have a closet in the basement that I converted to house 24 of these carboys.

Crispy, I gotta ask.. how the hell do you store 24 carboys in any reasonable space and keep them relatively protected?
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2009, 10:12:49 AM »
I have:

Two 6-gallon glass carboys
One 5-gallon glass carboy
Two 7.9-gallon buckets
One converted Sanke keg fermenter
Eight corny kegs

I seldom use the carboys anymore.  I've started skipping the secondary for most ales, and just cold crash, and keg after a longer primary.  For lagers, I rack to a corny for secondary and lagering.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2009, 10:16:30 AM »
I have only one MiniBrew Plastic Conical fermenter.

I brew every other week and fermenter is ALWAYS in use.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2009, 11:31:33 AM »
Two 6-7 gallon glass
Two 6.5 gallon better bottles
Four 5 gallons glass
One 3 gallon glass
Two 2.5 gallon glass

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2009, 12:07:00 PM »
(1) 15gal Minibrew Conical
(4) 6gal Better Bottles
(3) 6.5gal Glass Carboys
(2) 5gal Glass Carboys
(10) Corny Kegs

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2009, 01:49:04 PM »
I have no carboys whatsoever.  I got rid of them all after a pretty bad cut (3 years and the index finger still doesn't work quite right.  I currently use a used 15 gallon HDPE barrel that my old lhbs received bulk extract in, a sabco yeast brink, and the occasional 6 or 7 gallon fermentation bucket.  Most batches are 12 gallon in the hdpe barrel. 
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2009, 07:59:17 PM »
4- 6.5 gal
6- 5 gal

1-12.5 B3 temp controlled conical

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #53 on: November 10, 2009, 08:18:43 PM »
2 - 6.5 gal
3 - 6 gal
2 - 5 gal (that I never use)

And all of them are empty as of tonight, when I kegged an alt.  Time to brew!

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2009, 06:13:08 AM »
Do you have it in a fridge? 

yes, I have it in a stand up chest freezer.  I don't have a problem with it being warm enough  ;)

That would be the downside of the 27 gal. It's a bit hard to move around when full.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2009, 01:54:44 PM »
Do you have it in a fridge? 

yes, I have it in a stand up chest freezer.  I don't have a problem with it being warm enough  ;)

That would be the downside of the 27 gal. It's a bit hard to move around when full.

yeah, I have mine attached to a cart w/ casters that I built cause I wasn't gonna pay $100+ for the Blichmann ones. Just fill at the kettle, roll to the chest freezer, bend at the knees and drive the legs!

my buddy has a few of the 27s and he just has the conical inside the fridge (old soda vending fridge) and pumps the beer about 15ft across his shed from the kettle - seems to work well enough too.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #56 on: November 11, 2009, 05:16:10 PM »
10 6.5 GAL glass
1 6 GAL Better Bottle
1 5 GAL glass
1 3 GAL glass
1 2.5 GAL glass

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #57 on: November 11, 2009, 05:19:53 PM »
my buddy has a few of the 27s and he just has the conical inside the fridge (old soda vending fridge) and pumps the beer about 15ft across his shed from the kettle - seems to work well enough too.
I was also thinking about transfer tubing from my BK (in the kitchen) to the fermentation fridge in the basement.
I would not have to have pump to do this.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2009, 11:03:51 PM »
After a series of infections in my glass carboy (yeah, I cleaned and sanitized...over an over), I switched to some buckets because they were so cheap.  I prefer them now because they are cheaper, safer, and easier to carry.  I do miss watching fermentation and I really liked the idea that all my beer was in contact was glass with carboys, but I'm doing buckets for now.  I got 3 of em.

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2009, 09:13:18 AM »
Let see, going off memory I can think of:

3x 6.5-gallon
1x 6 gallon
5-6x 5-gallon (I think most of you can guess what these are filled with)
And a handful of buckets and lots of kegs.
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