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Old 01-26-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 01-26-2011, 06:28 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:33 PM   #3
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i wouldnt try to use a cracked carboy. asking for trouble. The plastic ones are fine (and dont break).

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:07 PM   #4
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Do a search for Broken Carboy, then very carefully throw yours in the trash!

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The better bottles are well... better.

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Old 01-26-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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I've been using Plastic now for two years and I'll never go back to glass.

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:07 PM   #7
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Toss it, toss it, toss it. Count your blessings once it is in the trash or recycling.

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:21 PM   #8
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Are you serious? Chuck the damned thing...

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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.

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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/medium-universal-carboy-bung-for-better-bottle-drilled.html

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