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Old 12-27-2012, 03:06 PM   #11
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Silicon dioxide, the chief component of glass along with some other compounds, is pretty soluble in water as a powder. Becomes very soluble (maybe 20wt%) with high pH (NaOH) when trying to form water glass.

Pulls a lot of water out of the air even. Been doing some research with these types of materials, neat stuff.

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Old 12-27-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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Amen. There's many other posts worth scrutenizing.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #13
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I noticed a lot of handles on the neck of the broken carboys could it be they are lifting them with the handle?

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Old 12-27-2012, 04:18 PM   #14
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I noticed a lot of handles on the neck of the broken carboys could it be they are lifting them with the handle?
I had thought about that, too...there's some folks living on the edge.

Here's some scarey feedback from some folks on amazone...

http://www.amazon.com/Learn-To-Brew-.../dp/B000Q635PA
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:36 AM   #15
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Just thought I'd throw this out there - nothing new here. All pics are links, so just click on one for the full scoop.
Seriously, I feel for those injued by glass cuts. They are clean, but hurt like hell. Ignoarance is a terible thing....
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Daaaaamn. Glad I use Better Bottles

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Better Bottles are cool. Wrong size, but cool! If only we knew what was comming out of them? Hmmmm.......
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Those pictures and stories are the reason I don't use glass carboys anymore. With me it wouldn't be a matter of "if" it would happen but a matter of "when" it would happen.

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As much as I dislike better bottles I'm going to start using them. I have handles on my carboys and I can see tiny stress fractures on mine.

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