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one-L 03-05-2013 05:30 PM

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First time trying to use the carboy that came with the brew kit that got me started 2 years ago. Had 5 gallons of finished IIPA. Went to pick up said full carboy (one hand on the neck, one hand supporting the bottom.) Heard this loud pop that glass should never make, and the bottom of the carboy dropped out in almost a perfect circle, along with 5 gallons of IIPA, into my bedroom floor. Not thinking anything other than "save the beer, save the beer", I think I tried to catch the bottom, and instead razored my finger nicely on the edge. Luckily I had two buddies over who grabbed every towel my house to stem the flood while I drove myself to get stitched up. I never even got to taste so much as a drop of the finished product, but am extremely lucky to still be in possession of 10 functioning digits. I would imagine I wasn't the first person this happened to, as when I called the company that sold it they sent me a brand new carboy, and a new ingredient kit for a replacement batch. The new carboy said "Italy" on it, and was substantially heavier than the original. It is still collecting dust in my attic.


one-L 03-05-2013 05:30 PM

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First time trying to use the carboy that came with the brew kit that got me started 2 years ago. Had 5 gallons of finished IIPA. Went to pick up said full carboy (one hand on the neck, one hand supporting the bottom.) Heard this loud pop that glass should never make, and the bottom of the carboy dropped out in almost a perfect circle, along with 5 gallons of IIPA, into my bedroom floor. Not thinking anything other than "save the beer, save the beer", I think I tried to catch the bottom, and instead razored my finger nicely on the edge. Luckily I had two buddies over who grabbed every towel my house to stem the flood while I drove myself to get stitched up. I never even got to taste so much as a drop of the finished product, but am extremely lucky to still be in possession of 10 functioning digits. I would imagine I wasn't the first person this happened to, as when I called the company that sold it they sent me a brand new carboy, and a new ingredient kit for a replacement batch. The new carboy said "Italy" on it, and was substantially heavier than the original. It is still collecting dust in my attic.


one-L 03-05-2013 05:30 PM

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First time trying to use the carboy that came with the brew kit that got me started 2 years ago. Had 5 gallons of finished IIPA. Went to pick up said full carboy (one hand on the neck, one hand supporting the bottom.) Heard this loud pop that glass should never make, and the bottom of the carboy dropped out in almost a perfect circle, along with 5 gallons of IIPA, into my bedroom floor. Not thinking anything other than "save the beer, save the beer", I think I tried to catch the bottom, and instead razored my finger nicely on the edge. Luckily I had two buddies over who grabbed every towel my house to stem the flood while I drove myself to get stitched up. I never even got to taste so much as a drop of the finished product, but am extremely lucky to still be in possession of 10 functioning digits. I would imagine I wasn't the first person this happened to, as when I called the company that sold it they sent me a brand new carboy, and a new ingredient kit for a replacement batch. The new carboy said "Italy" on it, and was substantially heavier than the original. It is still collecting dust in my attic.


Brewcrew02 03-06-2013 08:58 AM

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Cobra tap wasn't fully assembled from the LHBS when I attached it. Pretty tame. Typical spills etc, but nothing even remotely as bad as my previous hobby... 2007 Honda 919.


Brewcrew02 03-06-2013 08:58 AM

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Cobra tap wasn't fully assembled from the LHBS when I attached it. Pretty tame. Typical spills etc, but nothing even remotely as bad as my previous hobby... 2007 Honda 919.


PijanyPole 03-15-2013 02:31 AM

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Just got done cleaning up... Ice bath fail, left the water runing and got side tracked. Lost the whole damn batch.


PijanyPole 03-15-2013 02:31 AM

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Just got done cleaning up... Ice bath fail, left the water runing and got side tracked. Lost the whole damn batch.


gcdowd 03-21-2013 05:15 PM

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I mentioned earlier about scalding my arm with hot wort but I found a picture so I thought I'd post



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