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Old 04-21-2008, 10:58 PM   #1
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Default Don't do this with your Glass Carboy!!!

A while back I posted that I would do an experiment with a Better Bottle to just see how unbreakable it really is. Well, I finally got around to doing it.

I filled a 5 gallon Better Bottle with water and slid it off a table at the height of 36 inches to the concrete surface below. Here's how it went.

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End Result Pics. Other than some abrasions, it came out unscathed. If I had done this inside on a tiled or carpeted surface, the Better Bottle would not have these marks on it. The main thing is the inside is still perfect and it is completely intact and usable. On the extra plus side, you should be able to save a majority of your beer/wort/wine/Apfelwein if this happens.





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Old 04-21-2008, 10:59 PM   #2
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Nice. But for a proper control you need to go buy a glass one and repeat the experiment.

If that happened with beer, you would lose about 1/2 gallon of beer and not be bloody. Very nice.

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Nice. But for a proper control you need to go buy a glass one and repeat the experiment.
True, anyone care to donate a victim?
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Ed - Why the hell would you do that to a perfect good better bottle??

Seriously! - The inside is not damaged but the outside is now all mucked up. I'm guessing you don't use carboy caps. Just stoppers. That spout will not seal w/ a carbody cap.

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Sweet Ed! I am a BB convert as well.

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Ed - Why the hell would you do that to a perfect good better bottle??

Seriously! - The inside is not damaged but the outside is now all mucked up. I'm guessing you don't use carboy caps. Just stoppers. That spout will not seal w/ a carbody cap.
Curiosity got the best of me, but it still worked out. This is pretty much a worse case scenario as most folks have smooth flooring inside. The outside of the Better Bottle really does not look bad. Carboy cap fits fine and still seals. It's still OK for my next batch of Apfelwein.
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Yeah, let's see your glass carboy do that beyotches! Seriously Ed, thanks for risking $20+ buck in the name of science. Glad the experiment worked out.

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One question comes to mind...and it's not just for you to answer, is how does a carboy "slide" off a countertop? I've never seen it or heard of it done.

Pushed, yes, slide, no... Color me confused...

Besides, all my used carboys are placed in milk crates...

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Curiosity got the best of me, but it still worked out. This is pretty much a worse case scenario as most folks have smooth flooring inside. The outside of the Better Bottle really does not look bad. Carboy cap fits fine and still seals. It's still OK for my next batch of Apfelwein.
Ok - I treat my gear w/ much care. I couldn't see myself doing that being schnockered. Maybe not if it was Biermuncher's BB!!
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