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budbo 06-21-2006 11:37 PM

How not To Clean a 6.5 gal Carboy
Do not while rinsing it out with the hose, pick it up by the handle then grab the bottom with slippery hands to tip it, unless you are holding it high enough so that when the hand slips off, the bottom doesn't hit the edge of the porch.

If this does happen, Absolutely under no cicumstances just wrap your bloody hand in a paper towel and attempt to pick up the yeast soaked shards of glass before rinsing them, putting on gloves, and (optional) going to the hospital.

This is a public service announcement brought to you by the Idiot with 6 stiches in his hand, and a finger lacerated almost to the bone. :o

Spyk'd 06-21-2006 11:55 PM

Awe damn man, sorry to hear about that. I've been saying for years not to use those carboy handles. If you can't pick up a glass carboy bare handed then maybe you shouldn't pick it up at all.

Hope your recovery is quick and relatively painless...

Thanks for posting this. It may help someone.


EvilTOJ 06-22-2006 12:01 AM

Thank you for this valuable advice. Is that your neighbor you're talking about? It was nice of you to type this up for him, since his hand must be in a huge bandage.

budbo 06-22-2006 12:04 AM

Umm no I am a gamer I type one handed almost as well as with two. :p
The bandage isn't that big actually, just gauze wrapped around a couple fingers and the thumb and tape around the palm to hold it on.

Schlenkerla 06-22-2006 12:34 AM


Sorry to here about your misfortune. I guess having a cut hand is better than a foot.

When you get around to replacing the carboy you might consider a "Better Bottle"


You may recall there was several postings on this awhile back.

If your set on using glass, an alternative to the handle is a nylon sling. I saw some on the forum's recommended websites.

I take it that hand won't be dunked in any Iodofor or Starsan. Ouch :eek:

Bernie Brewer 06-22-2006 01:10 AM

Wow that's not the first time I've read a post like that. I have got to get the carboy jackets for my carboys, cuz I'm sure it's only a matter of time before it happens to me too.

Brewing Clamper 06-22-2006 02:53 AM

Dude, that sucks... I'll be keeping that in mind....

Schlenkerla 06-22-2006 03:20 AM

Another Carboy Carrying Idea

I forgot about this, I regularly transport my carboy in a milk crate. It fits pretty good and has solid handles.

Somebody else also stated they use a hand truck.

We could probably start a new thread on how we all carry carboys... doing so in your honor :)

Walker 06-22-2006 03:47 AM

yowza. take it easy, man.

get a friend to open your beers for you or something.

Cheesefood 06-22-2006 04:04 AM

*cough*Plastic Bucket*cough*

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