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Old 04-23-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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Had a beautiful brew day. Hit an 80% efficiency on my Heff (60% last year). Beautiful starter...it even smells like a heff. Beautiful wort. Dropped my carboy in the garage just after I transferred the wort. I haven't cried since 2005, but I've been on the verge of it for the last 30 minutes.......;(

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:10 AM   #2
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I know it hurts, I'm sorry for your loss. But if you didn't get injured consider yourself very lucky!

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:19 AM   #3
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Haa i think its funny that you actually know when you last cried..Good stuff. I feel your pain though, i hope i keep gripping my carboy with all my love every time. I dont know if i will cry but i shure will be heartbroken.Much empathy.
With the wort? Ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff fffffffff...

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:25 AM   #4
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I almost did the exact same thing last Saturday... but was able to hold on to it in the last slip. Followed by my brew partner standing up from of his chair and clapping, stating "Nice save". Heartbroken for both your losses.

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:32 AM   #5
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Yeah it could've been alot worse. I didn't get injured. It didn't happen in the living room on my wife's carpet. So yeah it could've been worse...

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:37 AM   #6
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sorry for your loss. Any reason for dropping it? Were you using a crate, brew hauler, or just grabbing it by the neck?

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:46 AM   #7
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Hey man, Im not trying to be a dick but if it was with the wort its kinda like having an ABORTION.... OH. MAN i did say that?

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:22 PM   #8
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An abortion would be purposely dumping the wort down the drain. This was a miscarriage.

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Old 04-23-2011, 01:39 PM   #9
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An abortion would be purposely dumping the wort down the drain. This was a miscarriage.
Well put sir......well put
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:44 PM   #10
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Sorry for your loss. Thankfully, YOU are ok and will live to brew another day (hopefully soon)

I protect my glass carboys using those square milk crates. They have good sturdy handles that never slip and also provide shock resistance, concrete floor protection, and even human protection if the glass unexpectedly breaks. I got a few those old glass water bottles for carboys for dirt cheap and the milk crates are...ahem...free.

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