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Old 02-11-2009, 03:02 AM   #1
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Got a 5 gallon glass carboy the other day, heck it was free. Made a batch of brew and upon lifting it almost dropped it! I have better bottles for my other fermentors, but heh, I wasn't going to turn down free.

So get this, I almost dropped it (slippery) moving from one counter in the kitchen to another, then I almost dropped it AGAIN moving from upstairs to downstairs.

Is this a sign? Should I just get rid of this Italian POS before i DO drop it?

Anyways, my feeling is this was a warning shot and of course I drink (heavily) while I brew,,,

So, after I transfer from primary, I think I will "recycle" my glass carboy and buy another BB.

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:03 AM   #2
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Get a G@D damned milk crate!

And stop monkeying around trying to freehand carry a glass disaster. Your insurance premiums will thank you.

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:29 AM   #3
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or get a carboy hauler!

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:31 AM   #4
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Sell it and get a Better Bottle. You arteries will thank me later.

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:36 AM   #5
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Sell it and get a Better Bottle. You arteries will thank me later.

I think I will EdWort, but I am also afraid this carboy may be possessed. I am thinking of just recycling this f***er after my brew is ready.

Really, $35.00 for a BB is a good deal.
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I use my glass carboy exclusively for Apfelwein. Having to deal with the glass helps me leave it alone longer.

I just kegged my first batch from August tonight and threw together my second.

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+1 on the milk crate

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Step away from the glass!

Ermm... until you've sobered up and have had your coffee. I get a bit buzzed during brewday, but keep it under control because there are two things - glass and hot liquids - that can kick the crap outta me if I get too wasted.

Seriously, I like glass - it's invaluable for secondary and I can primary for a month and not worry about it. I do need to... aquire... some milk crates, but for now, gentle handling does the deed.

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I'm one of those glass phobes as well, I've had waay too many close calls with the one I have....I rarely use it now....Any carboys I use regularly are BB's.

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Is this a sign? Should I just get rid of this Italian POS before i DO drop it?
Why is the carboy a pos if you can't hang on to it? I have been using glass and better bottles, and I prefer glass, you can't touch or move a stinking bb without blowing or sucking your airlock dry. Glass rules, but it's not for everyone.
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