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Old 06-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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Looking for some input...

Have a new 6 gallon glass carboy, while moving it, accidentally banged it on the side of the toliet. as a result there is a pin size scratch on the surface. the inside appears ok. I'm wondering if it will cause a problem using it to ferment? It appears to be a superficial scratch but no crack, but I can't tell, it's small.

I'm wondering if it's like a cracked windshield that over time the crack gets larger and larger.

Am I just worried for nothing? I've been using better bottles and I think I will stick to better bottles.

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Old 06-22-2008, 03:57 PM   #2
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Should be ok if it's just a scratch on the outside.

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Old 06-22-2008, 04:38 PM   #3
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What do you use for a carrier? I use the brew hauler style carriers ( you can find on morebeer.com) and it is a much more stable way for me to carry the carboys.

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I am just wondering why your carboy was in the bathroom?

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I am just wondering why your carboy was in the bathroom?
Because urine has fermentable sugar lol.. Damn there was a thread on this a while back and I cant find it damn.
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I am just wondering why your carboy was in the bathroom?
Actually brewing has had a long history in the bathroom. Bathtub Gin for example...or using the shower to clean the carboy...or using the tub as a cooling trough in the summer....or.....well.....if it isn't one of those 3, I don't want anything to do with you in a beer swap
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Mine fits nicely in a sturdy (metal re-inforced top ring) plastic milk crate. Helps protect it and gives you solid handles to hold onto. If your concerned about the scratch you might be able to run a bead of super glue down it to help seal it up.

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I am just wondering why your carboy was in the bathroom?
Commando-style sanitation?
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You obviously missed the thread title...



I just hope he bought it flowers or at least called the next day!

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Old 06-22-2008, 09:28 PM   #10
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haha...nice.

I usually ferment in my downstair bathroom in the shower area. It's the coolest and also have the most consistent temperature. I also figured that if it overflows, I won't have as much of a mess. I can just spray the area down. Thanks for the input. Feel better.

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