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Old 02-16-2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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Chalk me up as another advocate of the Better Bottle. I'm buying one tomorrow. I have read the horror stories of broken carboys and try to be as careful as possible. Obviously, I was not careful enough and narrowly escaped serious injury. Thank goodness I only lost 5 gallons of sanitizer.


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Old 02-16-2009, 12:53 AM   #2
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Holy cow, what happened. I thought the Brew Hauler was supposed to prevent tuff like this?

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Old 02-16-2009, 05:36 AM   #3
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That looks downright dangerous. I'm on blood thinners and you can bet I love my Better Bottles.

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Another plus for better bottles, they're cheaper. Safer, cheaper, easier to clean, lighter... I know that some people prefer glass because you're able to scrub a glass carboy with a brush, but I've never needed to with my BB's.

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Hey at least your floor is sanitized. BB's are definitely the way to go.

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On the up-side, I see you have 5 gallon of apple juice ready to rock. I can only assume you also have corn sugar and Montrachet on hand. Order a BB for $20-ish bucks, sanitize it, pour, and you'll have your Apfelwine soon enough.

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on the up-side, I see you have 5 gallon of apple juice ready to rock. I can only assume you also have corn sugar and Montrachet on hand. Order a BB for $20-ish bucks, sanitize it, pour, and you'll have your Apfelwine soon enough.
Now see, that's what I love about this board. OPTIMISM!! If anyone was going to see the carboy half-full, it was going to be you guys.
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Now see, that's what I love about this board. OPTIMISM!! If anyone was going to see the carboy half-broken, it was going to be you guys.
There fixed that for you

Glad for no blood story associated with this one.
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I've been using glass carboys since 1994 and have yet to break or even crack one. BTW, I have over 20 of them.

I'd say it's all in your handling. Apparrently you set it down too hard, or it was already cracked and you didn't notice it.

I use milk crates...

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Old 02-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #10
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I would like to hear the series of events that led up to the breaking of the carboy if you wouldnt mind. If even just to educate myself in order to not replicate your actions.

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