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Old 07-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
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I was debating whether to buy glass or plastic for my secondary. My mind is now made up...
So honestly, this has always been the thing that has driven me to plastic vs glass. I understand that many people use glass for their entire brewing career with no incident.... but just for the psychological impact of being able to know this will never happen to me... I'm a better bottle man.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:53 PM   #12
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Dang!!! That's it buckets and better bottles for me!

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #13
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Also, get some better brewing shoes or boots. Flip-flops may not provide the level of scorch protection you would desire as boiling hot wort is streaming down your leg.

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #14
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Ouch.

get better soon.

I usually only use glass when all my plastic is full. And my glass is in milk crates, less chance of breaking.

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Old 07-08-2012, 09:57 PM   #15
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Woof! Get well soon!

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:04 PM   #16
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So what's the story? Did it just fall?

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:06 PM   #17
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I still have two glass carboys, your post (with gory pictures) will make me be way more careful handling them. I've already ditched those carry handles for the carboy hauler straps. Sorry for your accident, Get well soon, and chill with a homebrew.

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:07 PM   #18
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I just started brewing in Dec of 2011 so noob here, but I swear after being
"tricked" into buying a glass carboy and thought i needed a secondary
and buying a Better Bottle the first time cleaning the BB holding it up
with one hand and using the hose in the other I had my "aw ha palm
slapping forehead what was I thinking moment" been trying to sell the
glass one ever since.

Hope your doing better.

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Old 07-08-2012, 10:18 PM   #19
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Ouch.

get better soon.

I usually only use glass when all my plastic is full. And my glass is in milk crates, less chance of breaking.

Put the carboy in a milk crate. What an awesome idea! How did I not think of this?

Got a friend who works at a grocery store, guess its time to ask for a favor!
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Dang dude that is way more impressive than my broken finger! Did it just explode and launch glass at you? How'd it get you in so many places?

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