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Old 04-22-2012, 05:54 AM   #1
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Default WTF?? Carboy Self-Destructs???? No Help from Me

I'm sitting in my kitchen and I hear a pop down the hallway and then a flood of beer comes rolling down the hallway. Any ideas? The carboy self destructed apparently. It was a secondary, with a air lock, and htere was no gas anyway as far as i know.

The carboy looks like it cleaved vertically because it was all sitting on top of itself.

I'm curious as to WTF happened so I can make sure it doesnt again in the future.

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:08 AM   #2
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I am assuming glass carboy? What vendor did you get it from? I hope you know I'm going to have nightmares now...

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:40 AM   #3
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Beer-hating ghosts. He or she probably died during Prohibition.

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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Pics or it didn't happen. Bet you wish you had been using a bucket.

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:12 AM   #5
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Is it possible there was a relatively drastic temperature change? Cold fluid in hot glass container can cause breakage. I imagine the same goes for hot fluid in a cold glass container.
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Or maybe even a heater vent blowing hot air onto a cold carboy full of cold beer.

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Old 04-22-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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temp change would prob shatter it not cleave it in two- did by any chance have a thin gauge wire run tightly around it with eah end of the wire hooked to a terminal on a car battery, did you? you have to post pics of the remnants!

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Old 04-22-2012, 01:55 PM   #7
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I'd really like to see a picture of the carnage.

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Old 04-22-2012, 02:18 PM   #8
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How come no one ever posts similar stories about plastic carboys? Oh, wait...

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I'm sitting in my kitchen and I hear a pop down the hallway and then a flood of beer comes rolling down the hallway. Any ideas? The carboy self destructed apparently. It was a secondary, with a air lock, and htere was no gas anyway as far as i know.

The carboy looks like it cleaved vertically because it was all sitting on top of itself.

I'm curious as to WTF happened so I can make sure it doesnt again in the future.

NEW RULE at The Compound Brewery: Never put a carboy in the house.
Can't say what happened but the answer is PLASTIC.
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My buddy Dustin Hoffman getting great advice about his future fermenters (he told me he was going to post pictures of Mrs Robinson in the boneyard, but I dunno).

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