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 the PET Plastic Carboys.
**Do not use hot water over 120 degrees with PET Plastic Carboys.
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It seems very sturdy, no flexing when I move it around. I like the smooth side walls, I feel it allows for better internal flow of released CO2 and I enjoy simply seeing the brew working off through the clear plastic. The 6 gallon volume is a good feature as well.
Does the job and love that it has smooth walls.
I received the 6 gal PET plastic carboy and there was an obvious dent in the shipping box. The carboy was also dented significantly. I was able to use my L shaped cleaning brush to force the dent out, but there is still some minor distortion to one side of the Carboy and there is what appears to be some possible seem damage about 4 inches long. I am using the carboy for the first time and after 3 days with a batch of wine in it, there is no evidence of leakage, so I’m good to go. I would suggest Midwest figure out how to support the box better. It was a simple card board box with no additional reinforcement.
Good bottle. I like that it is completely smooth. No ribs.
I just about always try to push the outside of the envelope a little when it comes to the amount in a batch. If it's a smaller beer, it's a bigger batch. If it's a big beer, I push as far as I can in my 7.9 gallon plastic primary and then I'm looking for something bigger than a 5 gallon secondary. I've used these before in making a biggish batch of imperial stout that stayed in the secondary for about 9 months. No problemo. I have two and am looking to buy a few more. What can I say? If it's worth doin'.....