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Wray

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I broke my 6 gal (Mexican)carboy .All I can find to replace it are the Italian made ,which are larger.If anyone has a 6 gal. Mexican carboy for sale please let me know Wray
 

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I doubt any one or place will part with them.. Good luck though.
 

Wade E

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Id just get the ew carboy and top up with a like wine, it wont be that much different, I have a ew of these Italian and the difference aint much at all although everyone will vary as did the Mexican ones!
 

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I think it's typically 750ml to 1 litre difference (I've never actually measured). So if you have a cellar built up, no problem. No cellar, then it could be a big added cost.

Wray:

Have you checked the 'usual suspects'? Freecycle, cheapcycle, kijij, craigslist? I saw a couple for sale in a local water store recently, so just keep your eyes open.

Steve
 

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Sometimes you can find carboys at flea markets as well if you are lucky. I haven't been, but my brother has found several.
 

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I don't like the ribs on the Italian carboys, the settlings sit on ribs and get into wine when racking off. Keep an eye on Craig's list, I have found a few there
 

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broken carboy

I droped it about 2 inches when I was setting it down. It did not shatter, but put a hair line crack in the base. I dont feel it is safe to use.I would not trust 6 gal. of liquid in it.I guess the Italian carboy will just have to be for the final racking . thanks for keeping your eyes out for me
 

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I don't like the ribs on the Italian carboys, the settlings sit on ribs and get into wine when racking off.
Usually if you give the carboy a sharp twist, the sediment caught in the grooves will free up and settle down in a day or two.

Steve
 

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I have found 6 gallon ones at Liquor Barn here in Ky. Bad thing now they are not stocking much now. I was going to get some bottles last week but the shelves were empty of a lot of wine making supplies.

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Usually if you give the carboy a sharp twist, the sediment caught in the grooves will free up and settle down in a day or two.

Steve
I know, just like not having to deal with it. Using my Mexican bottles as much as possible. Hell I hate they they are more than 6 gallons ,too. To much head room so they are good as secondary fermenters. I dont care if they have head room and leave some lees in wine when coming out of Secondary:sn is no big deal
 

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I have been finding Mexican carboys on Craigslist. Type carboy or wine in the search box in the General page.
 

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I think someone should invent a rubber bottom to slip over the carboy. may prevent damage
 

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get one of those rubber shower mats...cut to fit and glue or velcro or just use as is to prevent slippage on the floor or tables
 

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