Plastic PET Carboy - 5 Gallon

Plastic PET Carboy - 5 Gallon

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Our Plastic Carboy fermenters are made from PET plastic (same as 2L soda bottles) which is far more resistant to oxygen than regular plastic. Plastic PET carboy fermentors are safer than glass carboys. Full carboys can be heavy and hard to maneuver and glass can break resulting in possible injury.


  • Uses a #10 stopper or a 5 Gallon Carboy Hood.
  • Weighs 1.5 lbs
  • Rated to 140 degrees
  • Height: 19 inches
  • Diameter: 10.5 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Carboys can now withstand up to 10 psi of pressure with no deformation
  • The bases have been switched from flat to semi-flat to prevent sediment disturbances during transfers
Item # FE313
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Weight 2 LBS
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Does "Carboy Hood (Silicone) - Breathable" product FE496 fit this carboy?
Tyler Hague on Apr 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi Tyler - Unfortunately, no. This carboy will need a # 10 stopper.

4.7 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
These are made of Pet plastic so they're impermeable to oxygen. You can age your brews in these for a year or more with no ill effects. Better than glass carboys because you don't have to worry about these breaking.
November 27, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for secondary
I use my two for secondary fermenting and they work perfect! Easy to clean, no worry of glass shattering......just perfect.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5
Nice carboys

The shipping was really fast. I just received the carboys and haven't used them but they seem well-made and are smooth on the inside. I expect they'll work perfectly as secondary fermenters. The suggested rubber stoppers fit perfectly too.
December 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
So much better than glass
I have always had trouble storing my glass carboys and worrying about the way they are stored. I have these just tossed up on a shelf. I can stack them put stuff around them and never have to worry about them breaking. I love these.
December 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Good but not compatable with Better Bottle Systems
Good design, good product but the opening is bigger than the Better Bottle version. Which is too bad because the stopper and traps are not interchangeable. They couldn't make a uniform size could they?
September 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
Great secondary.
I've been using one of these for a secondary, and it works great. It is just the right size for a 5 gallon batch of beer, and leaves almost no head space. Plus, when moving one of these around, you won't worry about it shattering, and cutting you up. These are a little harder to clean, and will scratch and dent, but they're still pretty durable. They are supposedly more oxygen permeable, but I haven't noticed any oxidation in my beer. I would recommend these over glass carboys any day.
August 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Don't fear oxidized beer...!
Before I purchased a plastic carboy for aging sour beers, I was skeptical of any oxidized off flavors. Using this plastic carboy for the last year, I have never been able to detect any off flavors in my delicious 11 month old Flanders Red...no fear...go for iiit, plastiiic!
May 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Perfect for Secondary fermetation
Very happy with this 5 gal carboy - minimizes airspace after racking from Primary carboy, always a perfect fit when starting a kit with 6 gal of spring water.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
so far very durable
I thought these would have broken on me by now, haha but they are pretty durable and easy to clean. I have broken a glass carboy before, so I feel much safer using these.
May 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5
So far, so good!
As I'm stil fairly new to homebrewing, I'd heard some horror stories from friends about glass carboys. Looked into plastic options and decided on this for a secondary fermenter. Only downside is that I find the #10 stopper can easily get stuck in the neck of the bottle, so I purchased a #10.5 as well. With a bit of work, I find this is a bit simpler to use and to get in and out.
May 15, 2013