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Offline roffenburger

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #60 on: November 12, 2009, 09:21:34 AM »
I have four 5 gallon, one 6 gallon, a couple buckets, and five one gallon jugs (ciders/meads/cyser/starters/etc).
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #61 on: November 12, 2009, 09:29:53 AM »
I have a 6 gallon and two 5 gallon better bottles ( which I rarely use anymore ).  I also still have my very first 7.5 gallon bucket for sentimental ( or just plain mental ) reasons.

I will probably pick up a couple more 6 gallon BB.  Glass just scares the heck out of me ( not Gary Glass....although :) )


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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #62 on: November 12, 2009, 11:02:20 AM »
I have 2 6.5 Gallon, 1 six gallon, and 1 five gallon carboy.  I also have 2 fermentation buckets that get used on occasion.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #63 on: November 12, 2009, 11:09:52 AM »
I have a five gallon glass, 6 gallon BB and a three gallon BB.  I use them rarely, the 6 gallon for fermenting lagers mostly.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #64 on: November 13, 2009, 07:03:26 AM »
IIRC:

6 - 5 gallon
3 - 6 gallon
2 - 3 gallon

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #65 on: November 13, 2009, 10:57:11 AM »
3 - 6 gallon buckets
3 - 5 gallon kegs
1 - 3 gallon keg

I sold all of my glass about a year ago and will never go back.

I had a dream that I was given a Blichmann conical a few days ago. :)
I live in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn, so this will never become a reality as long as I live here. :(

Just out of curiosity, do all of you guys with larger conicals keep them in standup freezers?  Do they not make some sort of glycol-jacketed sleeve that you could put on the conical and connect to a freezer?

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #66 on: November 13, 2009, 01:33:58 PM »
Four 6.5 Gallon Carboys.

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #67 on: November 13, 2009, 01:36:10 PM »
I have 2-5 gallon, 4-6.5 gallon, 6-6 gallon, and a bunch of 1 gallon and growlers. I use the carboys for wines and cysers. For beer I use buckets, sometimes with a big beer I will use a carboy for bulk aging.

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #68 on: November 15, 2009, 03:05:09 PM »
Two 6 gallon carboys 
Two 5 gallon carboys
Two 6.5 gallon buckets
6 cornys

If I had to do it all over again I'd have zero carboys, a bunch of buckets, and tons of cornys.  Carboys take up too much of my limited space when they're not in use.

OR

I'd have a dedicated brew house with unlimited space. :P
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2009, 07:48:09 PM »
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #70 on: November 16, 2009, 07:57:54 PM »
6-six gallon, 6-five gallon, 1-six and a half, 2 buckets. 

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #71 on: November 17, 2009, 05:00:13 AM »
I own two 6.5 gallon carboys and five five gallon.  I was planning on reducing the five gallons because I was not using them.  I then increased my brewing capacity to eight gallons and now use two five gallons to primary.  Works great.   :)
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #72 on: November 17, 2009, 06:06:20 AM »
I own two 6.5 gallon carboys and five five gallon.  I was planning on reducing the five gallons because I was not using them.  I then increased my brewing capacity to eight gallons and now use two five gallons to primary.  Works great.   :)

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #73 on: November 17, 2009, 07:30:13 AM »
(1) 6..5 gal. glass
(2) 5 gal. glass
(1) 5 gal. better bottle
(2) 6 gal. better bottle

will be buying more 6 gallon better bottles.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #74 on: November 17, 2009, 07:35:38 AM »


5 - 5 gallon
3 - 6 gallon
2 - 3 gallon better bottles
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