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- Glass carboys are airtight, easily sanitized and do not hold an odor. They can be preferred to plastic buckets and plastic carboys because they do not scratch easily and do not break down over time. If handled carefully, a glass carboy will last decades while giving the same great performance for fermentations. Seal with a Small Universal Stopper or a standard 6.5 rubber stopper. Our packaging experts have worked hard to create the best packaging and handling methods for glass carboys, so that this product arrives safe and sound.
Be sure to check out the Brew Hauler for safely moving a full glass carboy or the Brewery Essentials Glass Carboy Buddy for all the accessories you'll need.
- 4.1 / 5.021 ReviewsMakes a great primaryThis is my go to primary fermenter now. It is heavy but great quality. I’ve brewed some pretty heavy beers in it and the extra head space works out great. If you buy one of these you should also get a blow out cap and tube as accessories.May 12, 2018Purchased
1 month agoHeavy duty glass carboy.Arrived in perfect condition. Using as my primary, no problems at all. Thanks.Gotta dark ipa fermenting.March 11, 2018Purchased
3 months agoGreat carboy - No problems to be had!Great carboy. Since I'm just starting out in this hobby, I've used multiple items in which to ferment my few batches of kvass, mead, and finally a chardonnay kit, including ball canning jars, 2-liter soda bottles, and right before purchasing this guy, my primary fermentation in the typical 5-gallon bucket.
I had no problems with this guy whatsoever, save for verifying that the airlock was sealed (glass has no give, so it's up to the rubber stopper, which is a bit stiff).
One thing I discovered post-purchase - a five-gallon batch leaves quite a bit of headroom in a six-gallon carboy. But that's my own fault. Thankfully, though, according to the expert tasting abilities of my boss, this apparently didn't affect the quality of my batch at all, as it still got a glowing review.
My only real complaint was the ease of cleaning. Heavy glass is..heavy, so muscling it around my adequately deep kitchen sink is a bit unwieldy. And with the narrow neck, getting any household equipment inside to scrub off the residue is next to impossible until I buy a carboy brush (next on the list).March 6, 2018CrackedI’ve had this carboy for about 3 months. Used it for 3-4 brews and it cracked randomly while transferring beer to a secondary. very DisappointedJanuary 18, 2018Response from Northern BrewerSorry to hear that the carboy cracked. Our customer service team will contact you to help.January 20, 2018Todd J StaffCrackedMine just crack when I was botting beer. Just sitting on the floor with sanitizer while I was siphoning. 5 gal of Sani water gushed out on the kitchen floor and carpet in the next room. Thank god it wasn't beer!!! Never put any hot liquid in it expect cleaning with warm tap water. alway carful never dropped it. Only been brewing bout 2 years since I got it. I Don't get it. Now I'm nervous to even use mine 5 gal one! And now have to buy a new one before I can make beer again! Disappointed.March 2, 2017Clear, awesome.Great quality, no defects,no problems.October 16, 2016Great ProductExcellent construction and works perfectly for those sweet 5 gal batches!October 12, 2016Love this CarboyStrong glass, great quality.Its much better than the plastic bucket.October 9, 2016Good customer service.Carboy was broken upon arrival. NB replaced it no questions asked.September 29, 2016
- Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 16 answersDoes size matter? Is it better to use a 5 gallon carboy to ferment a 5 gallon brew or will fermenting that same batch in this 6 gallon carboy be different in any way? I think the answer is it doesn't matter, but wanted to double check in case I haven't thought of something.BEST ANSWER: It does matter. In a five gallon carboy there is no room for the foam that happens during fermentation and this will plug your airlock more frequently.
During degassing if you don’t have any extra room the foam will come right out.
If you’re just clearing a batch then a 5 gallon carboy is perfect.
For fermentation though I’d go with a 6Is there a closed seal for storing water? I don't need it to breathe.BEST ANSWER: You can buy a stopper with no hole for an airlock that way it will be totally sealedCan these carboys be autoclaved? What is the temperature tolerance? Has it been tested? Thanks!BEST ANSWER: We just use pressure washer and sanitizerCan you please tell me the height and width of the 6 gallon glass carboy and also for the 6.5 gallon glass carboy.BEST ANSWER: The 6 gallon carboy is about 22" tall (without airlock) and about 11" in diameter.
The 6.5 gallon one is about 22.5" tall (without airlock) and about 12" in diameter.country of manufacture?BEST ANSWER: supposably Italy. I have recently purchased some 3 gal carboys, and the quality of these appears to be China made. Would be wary of origin of current offerings.If you fill one of these up to where it would over flow how much liquid does it hold? Just did a 5 gal batch, started with 6.25 gallons in my kettle. My carboy looks less full than I expected.