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Does anybody know a place to get around 10 carboys cheap. All the places I have found online want $30 + for one.
 

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You could always use plastic water bottles. Less expensive, lighter, easier to store and they work just as well as glass for short term storage.
 

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freecycle, craigslist, kijiji, garage sales

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For small batches, I have found the 4 liter Carlo Rossi bottles are great. A number 6 bung for the airlock. You can get them from friends or bottle recycling places. Follow directions for 1 gallon batches, increasing slightly to account for about an extra quart.
 

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Actually there are 3.7854118 litres in a U.S. gallon ;)

Almost enough to call it 4 litres.
 

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Does anybody know a place to get around 10 carboys cheap. All the places I have found online want $30 + for one.
If you can get a 6 gallon carboy for $30 THAT IS CHEAP!
6 gallon Better Bottles are a little cheaper than glass.
 

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Since they quit making carboys in Mexico we have had to buy Italian carboys. Mexican carboys were a lot cheaper due to lower wages but more due to NAFTA. With the Italian carboys they pay much higher wages plus shipping and taxes. It all trickles down to us. Used to really tork me off when people griped about NAFTA saying it was taking American jobs away but in the next breath they would gripe about the price of something. About 3 years ago you could buy a 6 gallon Mexican carboy for $17.00. Better Bottles used to cost twice what a Mexican carboy cost. In regard to the OP question, like said, check Craigslist if you have a local site. Thats your best bet to find on the cheap.
 

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Boy I wish I could help some of you folks. I can buy 5gal glass for $10.00. The local water botteling plant has hundreds of them sitting on pallets in thier warehouse and they would like to be rid of them.
Brad
 

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If they are glass then go for it and get some 1 gallon jugs for a 6 gallon batch.
 

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If those carboys were local to me, I'd buy a pallet of them.
 

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I've been searching for glass carboys all over the internet and find them fairly reasonable,,,
till I add shipping to Florida. I've made up my mind that the only recourse other than hoping to find some cheap in the paper, is to support my local supply store.
Their glass carboys are almost $45.00, but that is about the same as one shipped to me.
So far I've used plastic water bottles, about $13.00 for the bottle and water.
 

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Hi, just wondering if you an still get he glass carboys for 10 dollars?

Courtney
 

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Courtney, I haven't asked lately about the carboys for ten bucks. I would be surprised if they were all gone though. They had several pallets stacked high in the warehouse in the late fall. They have had them for a couple of years now. If you are truly interested, I will give them a call this week.
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Brad,

I would be interested. I would need to know how many carboys they have to sell, and am wondering about shipping. I am in Toronto, Canada. Where are you? Wondering if it will be too costly to ship or not. Any ideas.

Thanks
Courtney
 

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I can get them for $25.00 at the strip in Pittsburgh. Premier Produce 412-765-0710 ask for Jay.
 

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$28 @ gino pinto's (Italian) 6 gallon/23ltr
 

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I can get them for $25.00 at the strip in Pittsburgh. Premier Produce 412-765-0710 ask for Jay.
Steve,

Are these 5 or 6 gallon.?

I emailed someone today in squirrel hill who was selling a 5 & 6 gallon. He never contacted me back so I figured he sold them, did you buy them? I know you are grabbing all the carboys down that way. :h
 

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