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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2009, 01:35:49 PM »
As of now I only have one. I'm thinning them out and making the merge to buckets. (I have a buddy who finishes drywall, so I get them a dime a dozen.  ;D)
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2009, 02:08:07 PM »
Jeez, I don't really know. I have about a dozen each of 1,3,5,6 gallon and if I remember right, 3 6.5 gallon. An 8 gallon stainless conical and a dozen or so buckets.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2009, 03:01:27 PM »
I have one. I'm thinkin I got scammed into thinkin I needed it. Buckets work fine and are lighter, safer, and cheaper.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2009, 03:54:26 PM »
I have one. I'm thinkin I got scammed into thinkin I needed it. Buckets work fine and are lighter, safer, and cheaper.

They aren't "really" required. I do mostly primary fermentation and use buckets. Now if I am going to a secondary fermentation to clear a beer, I rack to a carboy. Also, If I am doing a lager I do it in glass. Most all of my glass and Better Bottle carboy's are for winemaking.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2009, 03:59:15 PM »
I have 5: 2 6.5's, 2 5's, and a 3. All are glass and I wish I would have gotten plastic all along.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2009, 04:04:50 PM »
Five 6.5 gallon glass, Six 5 gallon glass, and two 1/2 bbl kegs I've cut the top out and use for my primaries. I generally brew 11 gallon batches unless it's a huge beer.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2009, 04:20:55 PM »
Oh yeah, I have  15.5 demi jon, too.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2009, 06:58:32 PM »
1 6 gallon
1 5 gallon
1 better bottle
(12) 6 gallon wine buckets (I work next to a brew on premises and get alot of free buckets)
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2009, 08:17:33 PM »
Let's see...

4 6.5 gallon
4 6 gallon
8 5 gallon
2 3 gallon

10 yrs. brewing, 300+ batches, none fermented in a bucket.  :o
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2009, 08:49:59 PM »
I never fremented any of my batches in a bucket.... but I probably will.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2009, 08:50:54 PM »
1-6.5 gal. glass
1-5 gal. glass
1-5 gal. Better Bottle
3-1 gal. test batch bottles.
Oh yeah, and 5 buckets.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2009, 09:36:39 PM »
I've got 3 6 Gal Better Bottles and 2 5 gal glass carboys.  I have 3 extra kegs that I transfer to when I need secondary space.

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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2009, 06:57:19 AM »
Just 3 glass 6.5 gallon.
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2009, 07:12:44 AM »
3 6.5 gallon glass
3 5 gallons glass
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Re: How many carboys do you own?
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2009, 08:12:51 AM »
I have 3 5 gallon, one 6.5 gallon, and a moonshining buddy left 2 of his 6.5 gallon carboys in my garage a year ago and hasn't taken them so they may be mine.
Currently I'm using one 6.5 gallon for a our cherry beer and 1 five gallon for a batch of malt vinegar, but the others just collect dust.  I prefer buckets with spigots and I also have a conical.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico