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Old 02-25-2009, 03:07 PM   #21
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You better patent that before Martha Stewart jumps on it. You might as well just dip the neck and cap in this:


Anybody ever tried applying this stuff to the bottom of a glass carboy? Seems like it would be a good way to help insure it doesn't crack or chip if you accidentally set it down too hard or something. Thoughts?
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:14 PM   #22
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Or you could set your carboy on carpet, or a towel, or a pad of some sort. Or wrap the whole thing in newspaper and duct tape. Or, ferment in a closet, and buy a used mattress for the floor!

On a serious note, it seems like most glass carboy accidents occur from dropping or banging the sides... neither of which would be helped by a plastic bottom coating. It couldn't hurt, but it just seems like a waste of money to me, but that's just one man's opinion. Cheers.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:15 PM   #23
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Anybody ever tried applying this stuff to the bottom of a glass carboy? Seems like it would be a good way to help insure it doesn't crack or chip if you accidentally set it down too hard or something. Thoughts?
It's generally too thin to really absorb much shock. Dunno how well it would stick to glass in the first place unless you prep'd the surface...

 
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:23 PM   #24
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If i had that Plasti-Dip in my possession everything in my house would have a plactic coating on it, not for functional purposes, but out of sheer boredom.

That stuff looks fun
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #25
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Are you boiling your caps for a long time? That could cause the seal to not be as good. I use sanitizer on my caps.

Also commercial caps don't have a ring in the center since they use something similar to a bench capper (though bigger, badder and more expensive), nothing like our hand cappers, so... no ring.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #26
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Sounds like your capper is broken or you aren't using it right. That red one is the same one everyone uses and I've never heard of anyone having a problem sealing all different kinds of bottles. I probably have 25 different kinds of bottles and they all work just fine.

 
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:04 PM   #27
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It's generally too thin to really absorb much shock. Dunno how well it would stick to glass in the first place unless you prep'd the surface...
Too true, but it might make the breakage a bit less explosive. I wonder if it would be worth it to wrap some tape around a carboy before carrying around. Oh well, the milk crate thing is a good idea too.

 
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:36 PM   #28
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Bench capper FTW.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:47 PM   #29
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Bedazzler FTW!!!

Plus we are up to post #29 so +27 for faulty capper.

(And to go against the tidal wave I prefer my lowly wing capper because I can line up a dozen filled bottles and just jump the capper from one to the next and seal. Takes me 5 seconds per bottle or one minute for the whole 12.)

The only problem with my method is that there is no way to adhere any rhinestones or other nifty bling.

Finally to complete my 'let's offend everyone' post. I am brand new to kegging and have never had the chance to say this before: You should just try kegging your beer. No worries about lameass cappers or glue guns . . . Ok JK

Addendum: That Plasti-dip stuff reminds me of when I got my Dremel. I went around the house looking for stuff that in one way or the other neeeded to Dremeled. The dog wouldn't get near me for a week.
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:55 PM   #30
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Get yourself another capper. Use the original as a standby. I have not had any problem with getting a good seal with the Emily, but recently found that a stand-by capper can be necessary. Was merrily capping along, when the capper broke. Was able to fix it but a good 45 minutes went by with my brew in the bottling bucket. I was sweating that I wouldn't be able to finish the batch, and I had only just started. I will obtain another capper. Another good stand-by is a second thermometer. I was heating some 150F sparge water and the therm was reading 120 but then it started to boil.
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