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Old 03-13-2009, 11:11 PM   #51
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OMG, I just found the exact same cracks in the exact same position!!!
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:51 PM   #52
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I like the better bottle carboys a lot, no problems yet.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:29 AM   #53
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Anyone wants to send me your carboys for proper disposal, PM me and I will send my address

PS. I need to "dispose" of another 6.5 gallon or 2. I have "disposed of" plenty of 5 and 3 gallon ones by surrounding them with Apfelwein on one side and air on the other.

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:56 AM   #54
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My original brewing kit came with two glass 5 gal. carboys. For all the reasons given in this thread, my subsequent purchases are all Better Bottles. My glass carboys will still be used, but probably for long-term secondary of things like imperial stouts or etc.
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:33 AM   #55
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I'm thinking PhotoShop J/K
That sucks.
All I use is glass carboys and I have a carboy that is almost 25 years old and still strong.
Just goes to show things these days are built like they used to be....and no, I'm not that old. I come from a family of brewers
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:04 AM   #56
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The underneath support is critical. I grab mine...left had around the throat...right hand under the @ss.

Yes...I'm talking about a glass carboy.
That's the way I heft mine- and always with a dry carboy, and dry rubber gloves.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:56 AM   #57
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I read this and pretty much made the switch. Getting your tendons sliced is not worth any batch of homebrew.
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Old 03-14-2009, 12:58 PM   #58
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All I use is glass carboys and I have a carboy that is almost 25 years old and still strong.
All my carboys are that old. Left over from my father's winemaking in the early 80's....

 
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:29 PM   #59
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I love my glass carboys. They also very rarely leave the milk crate. I'm actually trying to figure out a good way to strap them in so that even inverted, they won't fall out. (Think Carboy Dryer with straps) I do have an older 5G one that belonged to my uncle that has these stress fractures in the neck, but not as bad as OP. I've been using it, but more for meads and things that will just kind of be hanging out instead of being moved around more often.

As far as the BB go, I just don't feel comfortable leaving a beer in a BB for a year. That's just me. Carry on, do as you please.
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