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Old 12-07-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Default Grrr.... Broke my Carboy!

I just broke my Carboy! I thought it would be easy and convenient to sterilize my glass 6 gal carboy in my over like my bottles, well I set it at 150 to warm up nice and slow and next thing I know i here a thunk I looked inside the oven and the bottom of my carboy is broken out and cracks ran all the way to the top. I am so upset! Where is a good place to order supplies on-line or a decent replacement idea?
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:31 PM   #2
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better bottle and star san. An easier combo to work with is tough to find.

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Old 12-07-2008, 10:45 PM   #3
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better bottle and star san. An easier combo to work with is tough to find.
+1 I use about a quart of starsan solution and a number 10 stopper. I turn it on it's side and rotate till the entire inside surface is covered, then I pour the starsan back into my sanitizing bucket. The Better Bottle is then turned upside down in a plastic cup to drain.

Total time to sanitize? Less than 2 minutes.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:48 PM   #4
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Haven't heard that one before. Get a better bottle and star san as Donner said. Austin Home Brew or BrewMaster Warehouse just opened and might appreciate the business.

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Old 12-07-2008, 11:06 PM   #5
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Last year I would have said glass again, but with the increase in carboy costs over the year, I would and have also gone to buying better bottles. Well, at least 6 gallon ones as I have found a pile of used 5 gal ones through here and CL. I've also found that the better bottles slide very easy on the carpet which makes moving them by sliding a whole lot easier than carrying when doing stuff like wine that will sit for months.

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Old 12-08-2008, 02:40 AM   #6
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+1 on starsan- Hope there was no blood spilled (and glad there was no innocent beer involved)!

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Old 12-08-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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I use onestep for all my sanitizing needs... just scrub, rinse, sanitize and then I cover the neck with saran wrap before I store and that way the next time I need it, its sanitized.

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:00 PM   #8
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This looks like a good option:
5 Gallon Plastic Carboy: www.kegkits.com

Also, I just use Oxyclean Free to clean, and Iodophor to sanitize.

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OP, i feel your pain. I noticed over the last couple of days my 5 gal of smash in the secondary was looking a little low, yup, crack in the carboy! My home brewing adventures have been a disaster lately! Oh well, i think i will try a couple of these plastic ones and see how they work.

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This looks like a good option:
5 Gallon Plastic Carboy: www.kegkits.com

Also, I just use Oxyclean Free to clean, and Iodophor to sanitize.
he broke a 6 gal carboy. I'd never recommend a 5 gal replacement for 5 gal batches.
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