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Old 11-12-2012, 02:21 PM   #11
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Told a similar story with 5.5 gallons of partially fermented stout. I am looking at my scar now.



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Old 11-12-2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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Really?
Ah, I missed that line and saw this one and assumed it was empty.

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carboy was not full of beer, nor beer-to-be.


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Old 11-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #13
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I was sanitizing a glass carboy to transfer my cooled wort into and I set it down on my concrete patio, I guess at the incorrect angle (using a carboy hauler) and the thing just popped and shattered. This scarred the s*** out of me, so I don't use glass anymore.

I was left cleaning up 2 foot long shards of glass that could of easily hurt me, my dog, or my girlfriend had they been around when it shattered. Usually, my girlfriend avoids brew days like the plague but my dog is usually right there with me.

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:26 PM   #14
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Oh well. Now I know.

I've been carrying them around full with these as long as I can remember- my family made wine growing up.

No one ever told me they were for empties only, and at that point, why buy a handle just for carrying empty vessels? Seems like a lot of work- twisting and untwisting the screw- for something that really isn't that heavy without liquid in it.

I will say, of the countless times I've moved full carboys with these, I just tighten the screw all the way and I've never had any slippage. This one just popped off. I am sure of this, because I was left holding a handle and staring at shards.

If the carboys won't actually support the weight of water at the neck when full, now that's another issue. Any comments on that? Has anyone actually had the glass break first in this scenario?

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:38 PM   #15
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If the carboys won't actually support the weight of water at the neck when full, now that's another issue. Any comments on that? Has anyone actually had the glass break first in this scenario?
That's usually what happens.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:23 PM   #16
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That sucks, man. Glad no one was hurt.
I think it landed on his foot! 5 gallons of water and the glass carboy on a foot would definitely qualify as "hurt" in my book!

Sorry for the loss man.
I use plastic buckets for the most part unless clarifying. I do miss seeing the activity first hand but the plastic bucket is durable and at eight gallons, I don't loose beer to blowoff.

Not that an eight gallon bucket of water wouldn't hurt very bad if it fell on a foot though.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:34 PM   #17
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Haha, I'm not sure if I should be laughing or +1ing this or offering my condolences.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:38 PM   #18
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It's amazing you weren't seriously cut...

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Now I'm kind of rethinking my processes. I've been moving full glass carboys with these things for the last two years. Scary.

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Oh well. Now I know.

I've been carrying them around full with these as long as I can remember- my family made wine growing up.

No one ever told me they were for empties only, and at that point, why buy a handle just for carrying empty vessels? Seems like a lot of work- twisting and untwisting the screw- for something that really isn't that heavy without liquid in it.

I will say, of the countless times I've moved full carboys with these, I just tighten the screw all the way and I've never had any slippage. This one just popped off. I am sure of this, because I was left holding a handle and staring at shards.

If the carboys won't actually support the weight of water at the neck when full, now that's another issue. Any comments on that? Has anyone actually had the glass break first in this scenario?
Most people just buy a handle for each carboy and leave them on. Not take them on and off. And yes, the glass usually breaks, not the handle slips off.


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