Wish my first post could have been made under better circumstances (lol) but I made a rookie's mistake on my second batch.
See, I was doing a partial boil, and needed some cool water in my plastic carboy for later. Naturally, I boiled a gallon, cooled it down with a near-frozen bottle of water, and chucked it in to the jug, which was sitting in a sink full of cold water to bring it to room temperature.
Well, I guess the water I'd boiled was still too hot. The carboy got heat-warped about three inches from the bottom.
I am only posting this now because I'm in the kitchen, steeping mash, and need to figure out if I need to transfer into a bucket until I can go to the LHBS tomorrow. Does anyone here think the carboy may still be okay to use? I figure the water in there probably isn't, who knows what it picked up from the plastic. =/