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Old 07-12-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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Ever noticed that stamped into the bottom of your glass carboy? Today I determined that you can indeed bump them. I had mine upside down balancing on the neck resting on a towel to drain dry. As I was bent over the bath tub rinsing out my blow-off hose it came crashing down, took a chunk out of the side of the bath tub, bashed the hell out of my elbow, and then I caught it before it hit the floor. No damage at all to the carboy as far as I can see! (I was expecting my elbow to start swelling but it seems fine too!)

Here's to fine carboys made in Mexico!

...and I plan on making a proper carboy drainer.

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Old 07-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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I wouldn't roll the dice much more. Carboy could have EASILY broken thus becoming lodged in your flesh. Just saying.

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That woulda hurt more I guess.

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Old 07-12-2008, 04:35 PM   #4
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I wouldn't roll the dice much more. Carboy could have EASILY broken thus becoming lodged in your flesh. Just saying.
Yeah especially cheap mexican glass....

You cluld have just as easily had it break in your hands...dumping your beer....or worse.

Might want to read this...http://brewing.lustreking.com/articl...encarboys.html
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But regardless glad life and carboy is good.

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I was picking one up to move it from the fermenting area to keg it, and it barely touched the carboy sitting next to it, but the bump resulted in a hole that looked like it had been shot by a BB gun. I stuck some duct tape over the hole to keep the beer in until I could get it into the keg, but I couldn't believe how light of a bump it took to punch the hole.

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