The new 5 Gallon PET Plastic carboy is ideal for secondary fermentation and long term aging beer and wine. When full, it weighs an easily managed 42 pounds and is light as a feather when empty for easy cleaning.
Designed to be strong, scuff resistant, easy to handle, and essentially unbreakable all while providing a taste- and odor-free, BPA-free, DEHP-free, plasticizer-free fermentor. Virtually impermeable to oxygen, the PET Plastic Carboys are extraordinarily easy to wash and sanitize (no brushes necessary). The PET Plastic Carboys are non-absorbing, non-porous, and non-wetting (hydrophobic), so it will not carry over flavors from one batch of wine or beer to the next and it is easier to clean and sanitize than glass or other plastics. The PET Plastic Carboys are the best choice for home winemaking and homebrewing.
The PET Plastic Carboys use a #10 stopper or a Medium Universal Carboy Bung with an airlock. The Better Bottle O-Ring closure is not compatible with PET Plastic Carboys.
**Do not use hot water over 120 degrees with PET Plastic Carboys.
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This carboy was exactly the thing I needed to ferment four gallons of beer.
I am only giving this review after just using it. At first I got this and I couldn't believe this held 5 gallons. It looked and was smaller than its glass equivalent. But it does.
I'm using for secondary and I really like it so far. Much lighter to carry.
Much, much lighter than glass. Switched to PET after dropping a glass Carboy when moving it to lagering. Haven’t noted a change in beer quality and oxygen resistance is good. As a bonus, it can accommodate a ChillStix for fermenting lagers.
The PET plastic carboys are a true blessing. When you are 76 and losing physical strength ,lessening the weight of a glass carboy is transformative. All other aspects are virtually the same ,clarity,safety,effectiveness. They are a true gift .
Excellent alternative to Glass with no changes in the care, use, and most importantly is the wine ??. No changes and so easier to clean up if I drop it!??