Plastic PET Carboy - 3 Gallon

Plastic PET Carboy - 3 Gallon

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Your days of lugging heavy glass carboys around are over thanks to these plastic carboys! Our Plastic Carboys are made from 100% Virgin PET plastic, which is far more resistant to oxygen than regular plastic. They’re much lighter and safer than glass, which is good if you need to move your fermenter around the house to find the right temperature. Full carboys can be heavy and hard to maneuver and glass can break resulting in possible injury. In addition to being safer to handle, they’re more economical than glass as well. With no ribs on the sides, there’s no place for yeast and sediment to collect, making cleaning a breeze. We suggest cleaning them with an overnight PBW soak, shake, rinse, and sanitize. You’ll want to avoid vigorous scrubbing during cleaning to avoid scratches.
Two special features we love about our PET Carboys are the punted base and extra head space. The punted base makes the carboy easier to hold while carrying or pouring, and prevents sediment disturbance during transfers. The extra head space is a huge plus to make sure you have enough room for when your fermentation gets going.
  • Uses a #10 stopper or a 5 Gallon Carboy Hood.
  • Weighs 1.0 lbs
  • Rated to 140 degrees F
  • Height: 16 inches
  • Diameter: 9 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free 
  • Carboys can withstand up to 15 psi of pressure with no deformation
  • Punted base to prevent sediment disturbances during transfer


Item # FE312
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2 LBS

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Rated 3 out of 5
Okay, I guess
These carboys are in my opinion better than the square ones. They are easier to sanitize, with a lot less crannies to try to get to clean. I gave them 3 stars because they are not as easy to move around and manipulate without them burping or sucking the liquid out of the airlock. These carboys are very light, but at the same time the plastic is a bit soft. I wouldn't bulk age in them, currently I rack into them from the primary and 30 days later (at most)and I rack to glass.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Light, Compact and Better Than Glass
These are light when empty, and small enough that even when filled you do not have to throw your back out to aerate your wort by vigorous shaking, or lifting them out of a chest freezer. The smaller size is also great if you want to experiment with varying yeasts or fermentation conditions by splitting your wort. Moreover, the smooth and uniform of these carboys makes it easy to see if there are any scratches.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Why use glass?
Easy to carry, great price, not too hard to clean, and won't shatter. What more can you ask for in a fermenter?
May 1, 2013