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Old 02-12-2010, 02:17 PM   #1
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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How long is many years? I've had mine for almost 5 years and hope they never break after hearing some of the horror stories. There was one in Zymurgy recently about a guy who was carrying it while full to set it up for bottling. He bumped into something and it almost cut his hand off at the wrist, only hung on by tendons. They reattached it but I'm pretty sure he can't use a couple fingers.

I've had my fair share of "bumps" but luckily no breaks yet. I love the glass but will be buying PET in the future since it's just not worth the risk to me.

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:00 PM   #3
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I just got home to realize I forgot and left my carboy full and soaking in oxyclean outside since last Sat. It froze the other night, now a goner. I won't buy another glass one (not it's fault, mine) just to be on the safe side.

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Old 02-12-2010, 09:38 PM   #5
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You are on to something there. Could be a market for such a basket.

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Old 02-12-2010, 10:56 PM   #6
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I read those other horror stories before. Made me want to use better bottles instead of carboys. Now I'm thinking more about fermenting in kegs..

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Old 02-13-2010, 02:32 PM   #7
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YIKES!

I hadn't thought about the possibility of a carboy just breaking?????

I have begun to carry my full carboy in a square plastic milk crate. The carboy fits inside with some room left over so I can easily grab onto the built in handles. It makes it much easier to carry and, hopefully, provides some protection to the carboy.

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Old 02-13-2010, 02:54 PM   #8
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Out of laziness, I use brew buckets for primary fermentation and a corny keg for secondary just cause they are easier to clean. My carboys just sit and collect dust.
However, I used to use them for primary fermentation and remember picking them up, full of wort, while they are wet and somewhat slippery from sanitizer and shaking them to aerate my wort. Probably not the smartest thing I have done and I am glad I didn't drop one.

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Old 02-13-2010, 03:13 PM   #9
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If you actually do build a box and fill with expanding foam, be very careful how much as it creates a lot of pressure that may breack the glass. In addition, the insulating effects may lead extra heat during fernetation.

+1 on the Chianti basket idea.

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Here's a pic of mine, frozen and cracked.
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