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5 Gallon Glass Carboy

SKU: 6025B

This 5 gallon carboy is recommended for two-stage fermentation, especially when brewing Lagers and high gravity beers. Uses a #6.5 stopper or a universal carboy bung.

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This 5-gallon glass carboy is the perfect size for a secondary fermentation. You’ll want your batch to age for a long time and this bad boy leaves minimal head space that is ideal for a 5-gallon batch. Customers come back again and again for these glass carboys because our glass is heavy-duty, doesn't hold odors or scratch like plastic, and won’t break down over time. Plus, it’s fun to watch the fermentation take place inside.

  • 5-gallon size is ideal for secondary fermentations
  • Perfect for beer or wine
  • Easy to clean
  • Uses a 6.5 stopper or a universal carboy bung (sold separately)

Caution: This fermentor is a large hand-formed glass item that can be easily damaged if not used with proper care and handling. It may have variations in shape and thickness, and will show the normal bubbling characteristics of hand-formed glass. Extreme changes in temperature or sudden contact with hard surfaces may cause glass to crack. Handle with care–we strongly recommend using the Brew Hauler for increased safety and ease of handling.

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Catalog SKU 7004

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Diameter 19"

4.9 / 5.0
81 Reviews
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A staple for your homebrewing equpment
I bought this extra glass carboy to be able to run batches back to back. I prefer the glass carboy over the PET. The PET flexes when picked up while glass does not. Glass is more difficult to move around, but is easier to clean. If given a choice between PET and glass go with glass if you're willing to be carful.
February 20, 2013
Perfect Secondary
After a vigorous primary in a 6 gallon glass fermenter I almost always transfer to one of these 5 gallon carboys for secondary. Perfect for a 5 gallon batch to secondary/condition. I do have some issues with the universal stoppers slipping when they are wet but I have come up with a makeshift cage made out of grocery store twisty ties to keep them in until they dry. I use the fermtech bottle washer to clean them out and a soak in pbw or oxyclean. Works great every time.
February 26, 2013
Glass verses Plastic
Having started my brewing adventures with a 6 gallon "kit" fermenting container, I've enjoyed glass carboys for most of the well published reasons (i.e. cleaning- no nicks to contain wild life, ability to see the "action", etc). _x000D_I also tend to be one of those that can taste off flavors. Some cannot detect plastic flavors that can sometime come with plastic fermintation: I can!_x000D__x000D_Sure, you have to be a bit more careful due to it being glass._x000D_Sure, you have to work a wee bit more for the cleaning._x000D_For me, the benfits of fermenting in glass far outweight the conveniences of plastic._x000D_Go glass!
March 1, 2013
Perfect secondary
I have 3 of these, 2 of which I use for bulk aging. I prefer glass to plastic because it's impervious to Oxygen, and easier to clean than plastic. You can even rinse it with pure Chlorine if you have an infection. You wouldn't want to do that with a better bottle. My trick to using glass carboys safely is place them on a low table. You can rack to them, and then rack from them, to a bottling bucket on the floor. I never have to lift them, other than to clean them. Then they are much lighter, and I am super careful.
March 13, 2013
A good secondary
I still wish I had one with a larger mouth, but it's hard to beat glass as a good thing to ferment in, and the lesser amount of head-space means my beer has a better flavor.
January 19, 2017
over 2 years ago
Best investment. And a great price
March 1, 2013
Great Product
Great Product. Glass is the way to go!
March 7, 2013
Works great for my secondary fetmenter
Everything I've got from Midwest has been great!
February 29, 2016
you stay glassy san diego. five stars
Glass is the way to go, just be careful with it and it wont break. If your using it for secondary fermentation it gets five stars. If you want a glass carboy for primary, then i would invest in a larger one.
March 24, 2013
Wouldn't use anything else
Glass works the best for cleaning and just general quality. With the plastic one, you have to be careful not to clean with water that is too hot or it will warp the plastic. I will only use glass from now on.
March 25, 2013
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if i have a 5 gallon carboy, but this makes 1 gallon of cider, would fermenting it inside the 5g affect the taste?
A shopper on Jan 8, 2018
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A 1 gallon kit in a 5 gallon carboy would be a little too much space. I would recommend looking at our Little Big Mouth Bubbler or a 1 gallon jug for fermentation.
Can real hot (boiling) water be poured directly into the carboy?
A shopper on Dec 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ohh nooo!!! These carboys are not tempered. You would be creating a bomb. If you must use extremely hot water you'll need a scientific Pyrex type vessel so prepare to open your wallet.
What is the height of the 5 gallon glass carboy?
A shopper on Nov 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 20.5" in height.
Can this bottle be used in a water dispenser?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi there, that is not its intended purpose. Cheers!
When empty, how much does this 5-gallon glass carboy weigh?
Farmby on Dec 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 13.1 lbs

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