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Old 11-30-2012, 02:32 AM   #111
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The OP asked about glass carboys.
Not only was the question 'axed' rhetorical but it was as well or better a tautologous display of the compleat mastery of teh perverse.
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Old 11-30-2012, 02:36 AM   #112
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remind me....just WHY the mods deleted several posts in this thread that were ON TOPIC, but taking things in a logical direction (although that horse is long dead)....and now we get a bunch of sophmoric Monty Python references...


get over it people it was 40 years ago...since then we have these things called PC's, and plastics have evolved...instead of trying to spend another $20 bucks to pad an inherently breakable object...buy a Better Bottle if you are worried about being safe. If you prefer glass...live with the risk.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:36 AM   #113
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I'm thinking something in regard to the direction of this thread, but I'll keep it to myself. For now. But if one more person says tautalogous, I'm going off.

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Old 11-30-2012, 02:39 AM   #114
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I'm thinking something in regard to the direction of this thread, but I'll keep it to myself. For now. But if one more person says tautalogous, I'm going off.
emmm.. epoxy the ****? is that for reals/better? encase the glass in molten lava an allow 24 hour hardening.

put the carboy through ninja school....


are you serious


the whole thing is a joke, so better to enjoy the craziness... that is what the title of the post attracts.
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emmm.. epoxy the ****? is that for reals/better? encase the glass in molten lava an allow 24 hour hardening.

put the carboy through ninja school....


are you serious


the whole thing is a joke, so better to enjoy the craziness... that is what the title of the post attracts.
I really liked my idea of encasing the glass carboy in a split Better Bottle. If I hadn't given away all my glass carboys, I'd do it and document it for posterity.

Craziness? Well well, that's a requisite quality if you are going to be part of this hysteria. Nothing surprises me from you fools. Fools like me.
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:28 AM   #116
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I'm the OP and this thread is tautalogous. I liked the idea of a carboy/R2D2 that was remote controlled. It would be safe and fun. Lots of good info keep it coming..

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Old 11-30-2012, 03:54 AM   #117
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I'm the OP and this thread is tautalogous. I liked the idea of a carboy/R2D2 that was remote controlled. It would be safe and fun. Lots of good info keep it coming..
Now you're using them there $10 words...
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remind me....just WHY the mods deleted several posts in this thread that were ON TOPIC, but taking things in a logical direction (although that horse is long dead)....and now we get a bunch of sophmoric Monty Python references...
If you really are interested in a discussion of the relative merits of glass carboys v. better bottles v. buckets v. conicals v. corny kegs as fermentation vessels, there are lots of threads about that, or start a new thread on that topic.

I deleted the posts because they were off topic. If someone asks about how to bottle, telling them to keg is not on topic. If someone asks about where to find organic ingredients, arguing with them about the value of organic brewing is off topic. If someone asks how to use glass carboys safely, telling them not to use glass carboys repeatedly is off topic.

More importantly, its obnoxious. When members are obnoxious, their posts get reported and moderators are obliged to come take look and respond. General rule - don't be obnoxious.
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I use a few glass carboys because you can't get a 6.5 gallon better bottle. Every once in a while a large vendor will tease us with stories of a 7 gallon PET bottle with a 4-5" wide mouth and then they find out the mold setup cost is in the five digits and....

I think I'm at minimum, putting a thick coat of plastidip on the bottom makes sense for avoiding chipping the glass on concrete floors unless you take the practical route of using milk crates and NEVER taking them out.

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I use a few glass carboys because you can't get a 6.5 gallon better bottle. Every once in a while a large vendor will tease us with stories of a 7 gallon PET bottle with a 4-5" wide mouth and then they find out the mold setup cost is in the five digits and....

I think I'm at minimum, putting a thick coat of plastidip on the bottom makes sense for avoiding chipping the glass on concrete floors unless you take the practical route of using milk crates and NEVER taking them out.
Ale Pail 6.5 gallons sir.

One method of Egg breakability avoidance, is to suspend the egg in a box in a bag of pantyhose or other flexible material.

It would be a huge box, but perhaps some non static material that was strong enough would hold a full carboy but keep it from contacting the sides of the box it is in.
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