Carboys

Secondary fermentation vessels must be made of food grade materials. Glass carboys are the traditional choice for homebrewing beer. The use of a secondary fermenter is the single best thing a homebrewer can do to improve their beer recipe. One or two weeks of aging in a carboy gives the beer plenty of time to clear, called brighten. Glass is easy to clean and sanitize and will last a life time if cared for. Remember safety first. Never put boiling water into a glass vessel. The high temperature will cause the glass to expand quickly and break.

homebrewed beer with malted grains and hop flowers

Home Beer Brewing

Brewing beer is an American Tradition.