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Balto 01-21-2012 11:56 AM

Brewing Safety... bumped carboy leads to surgery
Andy from Midwest just bumped his carboy on the counter.

Brewing Safety

usfmikeb 01-21-2012 12:05 PM

Hate to hear of anyone getting injured from this hobby, except perhaps for the people that think its completely safe to modify their burners by jacking them up with pvc or conduit pipe. ;)

sroberts 01-21-2012 12:18 PM

That's it, I'm getting a brew hauler, unless someone can tell me where to get a milk crate.

For my current batch, I carried the carboy from outside, down the stairs and into the basement. Basement got too cold so I carried it up into the den. SWMBO didn't approve, so I carried it into the closet. I've been pushing my luck.

SittingDuck 01-21-2012 12:25 PM

Buckets, baby.

Hammy71 01-21-2012 12:33 PM

Once again, if I was worried about my health, I wouldn't be drinking beer in the first place. Just sayin. :mug:

ultravista 01-21-2012 01:55 PM

Mine is in a milk crate most of the time. While fermenting in the fridge too.

unionrdr 01-21-2012 02:05 PM

Another reason I use plastic fermenters. Built in handle,lighter,& won't impale me if I slip/trip & fall.

mtk6006 01-21-2012 02:15 PM

Its gonna be dangerous regardless Even plastic bucket handles break lose or plastic carboy slips and if land on foot THAT SOB GONNA HURT! I agree though id take plastic over glass anyday from a safety point of veiw Have to be careful and i hope he gets well soon!

Wear steel toe boots and make sure ya have a great grip! Im accident prone so i have to double up on everything! Theres no rush accidents happen when you get in hurry saving 5 seconds and get injured isnt worth it

unionrdr 01-21-2012 02:23 PM

I'm fortunate in that I have my fermenter stand right next to the comp hutch. So the plastic FV's pretty much stay in here. Save for lifting the full botling bucket up on top of the stand to bottle.

hercher 01-21-2012 02:24 PM

+1 on the plastic buckets. The risk of injury is just a lot less. That, to me, outweighs any advantage glass carboys might have over plastic.

I feel bad for the kid, and hope he fully recovers.

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