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Pkendzi 01-26-2011 06:22 PM

Cracked Carboy!
 
I recently bumped my 6 gal carboy and put about a 12" crack in it. It now has a slow leak. I am wondering if some food grade epoxy might make it work for a few more batches? I was also thinking maybe a local glass blower could just tack a bead over the crack?

Any thoughts?

Also does anyone use the plastic carboys & would you recommend them?

djt17 01-26-2011 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pkendzi (Post 2586605)
I recently bumped my 6 gal carboy and put about a 12" crack in it. It now has a slow leak. I am wondering if some food grade epoxy might make it work for a few more batches? I was also thinking maybe a local glass blower could just tack a bead over the crack?

Any thoughts?

Also does anyone use the plastic carboys & would you recommend them?

After breaking my glass carboy, I now use Better Bottles. I like them a lot. Oh, I wouldn't mess with a cracked carboy.

k47k 01-26-2011 06:33 PM

i wouldnt try to use a cracked carboy. asking for trouble. The plastic ones are fine (and dont break).

wyzazz 01-26-2011 07:07 PM

Do a search for Broken Carboy, then very carefully throw yours in the trash!

maida7 01-26-2011 07:09 PM

The better bottles are well... better.

Jawbox0 01-26-2011 07:11 PM

I've been using Plastic now for two years and I'll never go back to glass.

woodstone 01-26-2011 08:07 PM

Toss it, toss it, toss it. Count your blessings once it is in the trash or recycling.

Poobah58 01-26-2011 09:21 PM

Are you serious? Chuck the damned thing...

smizak 01-26-2011 09:28 PM

I know someone who severed tendons and arteries, two surgeries to fix his hand. Throw it out, carefully.

I still use my 6.5g glass. I *really* wish Better Bottle would make a 7g fermenter.

bbognerks 01-26-2011 09:51 PM

Better Bottle all the way. Just make sure when you use them for primaries that you religiously use a blow-off tube. 7g Better Bottle would be most appreciated.

Also, I noticed that the solid stoppers don't like to stay in them if they are wet, so I use medium bungs from Midwest. They work GREAT!!!

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/mediu...e-drilled.html


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