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Old 09-05-2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Glass carboy with hole on top

I thought I would give it a shot. It was a bit nerve racking for the 10 minute cut time.... but I am jazzed now. I have yet to make a stand for it, but I hope to employ it to ferment 5-gallon batches and be able to rack off trub and hopefully harvest and re-use the yeast. Here are some pix:

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:44 PM   #2
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Bravo! I cut a hole in a wine bottle once to make an intense burner. Took forever.

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:50 PM   #3
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Sweet idea man. So you plan to use it like a conical right? Ingenious.....

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:58 PM   #4
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Cant wait to see how you make this work

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That is the plan. I've had the cap laying around for a dozen years or so. When the upside down carboy systems came out (can't recall the Mfr name) the idea was better than reality. I was lucky to get half the trub out, forget about harvesting yeast and the CO2 bubbler tube often got debris in it if you weren't careful and became partially, or worse, clogged. I hope this design works a little better.

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I just cracked the bottom of my new glass carboy - maybe I could salvage it this way! How did you cut? I'd like to see how this works out for you.

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Some scary stuff going down here...

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I wanna' see more!

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Interesting. Can't wait to see more!

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I would love to see a pic of this full of wort, just to help visualize it.

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