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Old 11-29-2012, 03:56 AM   #91
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No judgment of right or wrong...I just find better bottles easier to handle, and easier to clean...
Glass may be harder to handle but it's easier to clean. I use oxyclean for 24 hours, a carboy brush, rinse, and no-rinse sanitizer.

Works every time so far.... no worries about pores and harbored bacteria in plastic surface.
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Have we already explored spraying the chicken with Flex Seal? Are we more worried about the chicken breaking when we drop it or if it will bite/claw us after we drop it?

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Have we already explored spraying the chicken with Flex Seal? Are we more worried about the chicken breaking when we drop it or if it will bite/claw us after we drop it?
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The idea of coating a glass carboy with some kind of plasti-dip or other material seems like a good one. I have one potential concern, is anyone out there worried about creating too much insulation on the carboy by applying some kind of semi-permanent coating? The glass is a decent conductor but I imagine these polymer-based coatings could potentially significantly decrease the overall thermal conductivity of the carboy.

If you did your primary fermentation in the coated glass carboy the wort would put out some heat... I'm not sure how much heat is released, but I wonder if anyone has figured out, either through calculations or trial and error, if this coating would significantly increase the temperature of your primary fermentation?

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I can't see the amount of heat generated by the yeast being that big of an issue. Worst case, monitor it (as you should anyway) and apply active cooling methods that are available to you.

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If you are just looking to protect your limbs from shattered glass you could just use Flex Seal. A $12 can should be enough for two carboys.

This is the stuff I was talking about from the commercial with the boat and the screen door.
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Have we already explored spraying the chicken with Flex Seal? Are we more worried about the chicken breaking when we drop it or if it will bite/claw us after we drop it?
My chicken pisses people off. I want someone to be able to walk up to the chicken and shoot it in the face with a 45 and the chicken still be alive and intact.
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I wonder about the idea of bedliner stuff (Herculiner?) It sticks like mad to my truck bed and it contains ground rubber for cushioning. It also has a real rough surface to give you better grip. The smell when it's wet is enough to make you act like a meth head though. You can pile on extra layers where you need them to build up the resistance to shock.

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