DetailsThis 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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- 5-gallon size is ideal for secondary fermentations
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4.9 / 5.080 ReviewsA staple for your homebrewing equpmentI 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, 2013Perfect SecondaryAfter 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, 2013Glass verses PlasticHaving 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, 2013Perfect secondaryI 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, 2013A good secondaryI 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, 2017Purchased
1 year agoCarboyBest investment. And a great priceMarch 1, 2013Great ProductGreat Product. Glass is the way to go!March 7, 2013Works great for my secondary fetmenterEverything I've got from Midwest has been great!February 29, 2016you stay glassy san diego. five starsGlass 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, 2013Wouldn't use anything elseGlass 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
- Customer Q&A
Browse 5 questions Browse 5 questions and 7 answersif i have a 5 gallon carboy, but this makes 1 gallon of cider, would fermenting it inside the 5g affect the taste?5 Gallon Glass CarboyBEST ANSWER: Hello!
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?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?BEST ANSWER: 20.5" in height.Can this bottle be used in a water dispenser?BEST ANSWER: Hi there, that is not its intended purpose. Cheers!When empty, how much does this 5-gallon glass carboy weigh?BEST ANSWER: 13.1 lbs