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Old 11-28-2012, 07:28 PM   #51
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How about going really high end here?? Get some really good shock absorbing foam, wrap the outside of the carboy with it. Then get some sheets of carbon fiber, heat it up until it's pliable and form it all around the carboy. Then it will be a CARboy... I suppose you could use fiberglass (and resin) instead, if you can't get carbon fiber sheets. But it won't look so cool.

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How about going really high end here?? Get some really good shock absorbing foam, wrap the outside of the carboy with it. Then get some sheets of carbon fiber, heat it up until it's pliable and form it all around the carboy. Then it will be a CARboy... I suppose you could use fiberglass (and resin) instead, if you can't get carbon fiber sheets. But it won't look so cool.
This is the vehicle wrap I was talking about before. Carbon Fiber carboy baby!

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How about taking some strips of fiberglass, then rolling them lengthwise into tubes, say an inch in diameter. Take one of these strips, and wrap it from the neck, under the bottom of the carboy, and back to the neck on the other side. Hold temporarily with tape or string. Repeat three more times. Now you have eight vertical strips going up the sides, several layers of fg thick. Maybe do a few around the circumference of the carboy. Apply epoxy to all of the fg.

Not going to stop all glass separating if it breaks, but should help a lot. Would protect the bottom from scratches when setting on concrete or stone. Still would allow viewing between the strips.

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A fiber glass or carbon fiber wrapped carboy in the shape of the Linux penguin would rank pretty high on my list if most epic thing ever.

I would rhino line mine if I was worried. I have taken measures against moving any filled carboys so I am not worried at all.

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A fiber glass or carbon fiber wrapped carboy in the shape of the Linux penguin would rank pretty high on my list if most epic thing ever.

I would rhino line mine if I was worried. I have taken measures against moving any filled carboys so I am not worried at all.
But but but, you could do the R2D2 with working servo motors so it could wheel the full carboy wherever you wanted to put it.

As much as I came up with both of them, articulated R2D2 fermenter trumps penguin anyday...unless the pingu moved too.
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But but but, you could do the R2D2 with working servo motors so it could wheel the full carboy wherever you wanted to put it.

As much as I came up with both of them, articulated R2D2 fermenter trumps penguin anyday...unless the pingu moved too.
Touché.
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But but but, you could do the R2D2 with working servo motors so it could wheel the full carboy wherever you wanted to put it.

As much as I came up with both of them, articulated R2D2 fermenter trumps penguin anyday...unless the pingu moved too.
How about an animated wookie? You'd need to brew something epic in that. Also might need to use a larger fermenter, if you wanted it more life sized, or not look like an ewok.
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