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Old 01-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #21
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I am not going to fill a glass carboy, suspend it from the neck until it is destroyed, while videoing it, just for your edification. No to mention how dangerous it would be to do and expensive.

EVERYTHING I have read on those handles says do not use to lift full carboys.
Then a neck has never snapped on you while using a handle. I was inquiring since I use my handles as handles...no neck snapping. I am seeking first hand knowledge not fear mongering. thanks though.


The op wants to lift 10 gal with out lifting. As far as moving 10 gal without lifting it, I think the options have been mentioned. A lift, pulley, pump or co2. A lift or pulley will still probably require some sort of lifting or sliding.
Using a fridge that front opens will at least make the lift a little shorter. Remember to lift with your back in a jerking motion.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:53 PM   #22
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Not me, just a bit of searching finds this Table Talk: Five gallons of cider hit the floor | Addison County Independent

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Old 01-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #23
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Then a neck has never snapped on you while using a handle. I was inquiring since I use my handles as handles...no neck snapping. I am seeking first hand knowledge not fear mongering. thanks though.
I am not fear mongering lol. Not only does it add extra stress to the neck of the carboy, what if the 1 tiny pin/handle fails? That also has happened. I am sure if you look on the internet you will find stories of this very thing.

Personally you can juggle them full of boiling water on a tight rope for all I care. I said what I had to. I warned anyone that is planing to use those handles to move full carboys to try to use something better/safer.
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Old 01-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #24
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you can juggle them full of boiling water on a tight rope for all I care.
you're good, I was just putting on my oven mits to do just that. probably no pics though, the dog isn't a very good cameraman.

For the record I don't swing them over my head with the handle. If they are full I just use the handle to pick them up, then put the other arm under the bottom to carry. Too old and stubborn to change. zamial you're ok with me, at least you are using glass and not plastic.

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This is good info to know... I think I will look into making some type of hoist bag with nylon straps. A draw string to close it around the neck... Heck, it will help keep light out too! old seat belt straps should do the trick!

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #26
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My conicals have casters on them that even the wife can wheel into the fermentation chamber. Kegging is done by pressurizing the conical with C02 and pushing the beer out of the upper valve, through an inline filter, and into kegs. To fill the fermenter from the boil kettle it just goes through a pump into the bottom valve of the fermenter. My wife is pretty strong, but at 5'3 and 110 pounds, she does not need to lift equipment like that when I'm not home.

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I know on the pots I use it specifically says not to move them if they have liquid in them. The winch is a good solution so long as you are moving pots like keggles around.

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Yeah our pots defiantly require a two man lift. I don't brew without my wife, and she won't brew without me at home, so no one gets hurt.

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