How not To Clean a 6.5 gal Carboy - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > How not To Clean a 6.5 gal Carboy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-22-2006, 08:07 PM   #21
Robbw
 
Robbw's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2006
Massachusetts
Posts: 106
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


My condolences! Got to be careful with those suckers.
__________________
What's Brewing:

Primary #1: CTA v.4
Primary #2: Raspberry Wheat
Secondary #1:
Secondary #2:
Kegged/Conditioning:
Kegged/Conditioning:
Drinking Keg #1: CTA v.4
Drinking Keg #2: Raspberry Wheat
Bottled. Imperial
Up Next: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale knockoff

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006, 08:50 PM   #22
Wolf
 
Wolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Racine, WI
Posts: 575
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts


When I worked as a custom framer (Artwork, not house frames) we had cloth gloves with little rubber nubs all over them that we used to handle large sheets of glass. I wonder how they would work when dealing with wet carboys? I couldn't find them online, but I'm sure you could get them at glass suppliers.

I use Better Bottles but just got a couple 5 gallons glass carboys that were thrown in with a Corny keg and tank. Now I'm afraid to use them!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 12:10 AM   #23
knewshound
Recipes 
 
Apr 2006
Sacramento, CA
Posts: 276

In my 20 years of brewing I have broken only one carboy.

Broken is a loose term as the built up gasses did the actual breaking, I was asleep at the time.

BTW, want to know how much 5 gallons of beer is ?

About 250 square feet I would say.

The bottom of the carboy blew out cleanly about 1 inch off the bottom and the beer simply flowed out in all directions covering the kitchen and dining room floors.

Sure glad it was a rental....

On the other hand ( pardon the pun) there is a reason why, in a world where everyone else owns a skill saw, I own an "un-skill" saw. According to SWMBO anyway.

The worst part was feeling the blade decelerate on the bones in my finger.

Kind of a buzzing then the slow roll to a stop.

Only 14 stitches too.

Cheers,

knewshound
__________________
In Wine there is Wisdom.

In Beer there is Strength.

In Water there is Bacteria.

The knewshounds Blog

Homebrewing 1A

Homebrewing 101

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 12:56 AM   #24
Cheesefood
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Poo-Poo Land
Posts: 6,748
Liked 41 Times on 29 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by knewshound
The worst part was feeling the blade decelerate on the bones in my finger.

Kind of a buzzing then the slow roll to a stop.

Only 14 stitches too.
You're lucky. I have a friend who we now call "Nubs".
__________________
Past Winners: Caramel Cream Ale #1, Hoegaarden Clone, Boom-Boom Vanilla Ale, Lazy Monk Abbey Style, Amarillo Cream Ale. (AG),

Buy a shirt now!!! Please! Did I help you? Buya shirt!
Cool Shirts.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2006, 03:41 AM   #25

Quote:
Originally Posted by TWolf10
When I worked as a custom framer (Artwork, not house frames) we had cloth gloves with little rubber nubs all over them that we used to handle large sheets of glass. I wonder how they would work when dealing with wet carboys? I couldn't find them online, but I'm sure you could get them at glass suppliers.

I use Better Bottles but just got a couple 5 gallons glass carboys that were thrown in with a Corny keg and tank. Now I'm afraid to use them!
TWolf10,

I work as an engineer at a window company. I commmonly spec out glass handling gloves.

http://www.glovespecialties.com/inde...67&ScreenID=54

These are what we use to handle all forms of glass. Especially wet glass out of a washer. They are totally cut resistant.

These are wholesale, if you are serious about using gloves look online or shop for any kevlar knitted glove. Its better to get a rubber coating for grip.
__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

On Tap; Special Export, Spring SmaSH Summit, House Amber.

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|

 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2006, 06:07 PM   #26
Jester4176
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Houston, TX
Posts: 225
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


FYI...I was at O'reilly auto parts last night, and they have the rubber coated gloves for $4 a pair. Picked up a pair and will see how they grip glass when wet and let everyone know.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carboy won't come clean mattmcl Equipment/Sanitation 39 01-31-2009 02:54 PM
Cant get carboy clean! billy_awesome Equipment/Sanitation 7 01-06-2009 08:03 PM
Carboy Clean MrManTX Equipment/Sanitation 2 08-04-2008 03:08 PM
How to clean stains off a glass carboy? dtarrance Equipment/Sanitation 22 12-06-2007 09:32 PM
How to clean a carboy????? HELP JOHN51277 Equipment/Sanitation 8 11-25-2005 01:40 PM


Forum Jump