IS A BIG GLASS CONTAINER OF VARIOUS SIZES USED TO HOLD THE FERMENTATION OF BEER OR WINE. HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF BEING ABLE TO SEE THE FERMENTATION PROCESS, A SECURE SEAL OF THE AIRLOCK, BEING NON POROUS, DOES NOT RETAIN ODORS, AND IS COMPLETELY SANITIZABLE.
A fermentor in the shape of a drinking water tank, the advantage of which is minimal surface area exposed to air contact (which can lead to oxidation and infection). Glass carboys are preferable to plastic due do their impermeability to air and their ease of cleaning. Both glass and plastic carboys are available in several sizes, the standard size being 5 gallons.
Glass water jug ranging in size from one gallon to six gallons used for secondary fermentation. Measurements are typically in either United States (US) or United Kingdom (Imperial) measurements. See also Secondary Fermenter
A large, narrow necked glass, plastic, or earthenware bottle sometimes encased in wicker, plastic, or wooden frame. Glass carboys like the ones used in homebrewing and winemaking are most commonly used
A carboy is a glass or plastic vessel that is often used in fermenting beverages such as wine, mead, and beer. Usually it is fitted with a rubber stopper and a fermentation lock to prevent bacteria from entering during the fermentation process.