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Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 658
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.209.9.213
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 04:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, for a variety of reasons I decided to abandon plastic in favour of glass. The thing is, nobody around here produces glass carboys. The only glass fermenters available are old wine carboys, veterans of hundreds of yard sales.

I hit the "used stuff for sale" web pages and it seemed that everywhere I looked people were selling one or two carboys, from remote parts of the country, at exorbitant prices. One lady in the north wanted 700 NOK (about 110 USD) for one carboy!

I was dreading having to locate single carboys in remote locations, then borrowing/renting a car multiple times as I don't own one, just to acquire the four or five carboys that I need.

Then suddenly I found one guy who lives three blocks from me. He was selling five carboys, at about 40 USD for the lot! It took me 5 minutes to walk over there, and he kindly drove me and the carboys back home. Anyway, as you can see from the pic they are quite old and require some cleaning, but still I am very happy :-)



(Message edited by joques on April 26, 2007)
For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to
excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
-Hobbes, Leviathan
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 1553
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 77.99.4.93
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 07:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Nice. I picked up 3 25litre carboys from freecycle. No charge and the lady even dropped them off!.
 

Jim O'Conner
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Username: Roguejim

Post Number: 885
Registered: 06-2003
Posted From: 204.16.45.151
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 07:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Love the green one!
Jim
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 660
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.209.9.213
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 08:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jim, the green one is 40 litres (10,5 gallons), perfect for larger batches of perfected recipes! :-)
For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to
excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
-Hobbes, Leviathan
 

Chris Storey
Junior Member
Username: Stuts

Post Number: 41
Registered: 07-2004
Posted From: 70.48.251.171
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:35 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you lift 40 litres?
More beer Please!!
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 1556
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 81.132.152.30
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hhhhnnnnn.... I can!
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 1557
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 81.132.152.30
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It's only about 45kg
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 663
Registered: 10-2005
Posted From: 84.209.9.213
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 12:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Should be ok, but I need to check the structural integrity of that basket, I think
For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to
excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
-Hobbes, Leviathan
 

Tom Gardner
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Username: Tom

Post Number: 972
Registered: 01-2001
Posted From: 162.119.232.100
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 02:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yeah, those baskets will help a lot in preventing breakage.
Brew on, Tom
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 6983
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.224.220
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 02:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Those large glass wine demijohns are somewhat popular here as well, Joakim. They are quite thin and great care needs to be taken when cleaning them; they also need to be protected by the basket, as you mention. Otherwise you are asking for disaster.