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Old 05-11-2009, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default Glass carboys rock...until you drop one!

$80+ in ingredients, 6 hours spent preparing and brewing, 1 year in planning, 1/2 second spent watching that effing glass carboy slip from my fingers and collapse into nothing as it hits the concrete!!!
I am moving on to Betterbottles ASAP!
I decided to quit brewing all together...for about a day. I'm over it now, but it was an extremely painful lesson!

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:47 AM   #2
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NOOOOOOOOO!!!! I am taking a moment of silence for you.




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Old 05-11-2009, 04:53 AM   #3
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Thanks dude. The cleanup was no picnic either.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:58 AM   #4
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You didn't get hurt did you? You're doing well if all you lost was the beer... some folks have had worse. I don't move my full carboys unless it's on a piece of carpet being drug around. Better bottles are a great thing. I'd get a couple, once I can free up the cash.


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Old 05-11-2009, 05:03 AM   #5
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I move my carboy up and down a flight of stairs between my kitchen and fermentation room and I am terrified of this. Even with the carboy handle I have day-mares of it slipping off.

Am thinking about carrying it in a milk crate.

Sorry dude.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:04 AM   #6
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No, I froze for about 5 minutes to let it sink in, before I started cleaning up. I got one small cut before I figured out I needed some thick leather gloves.
My pride was extremely scarred though.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:19 AM   #7
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Brewhauler FTW
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:53 AM   #8
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I am going to second 944Play by saying: Brewhauler rocks. Only problem is the straps can slip a bit, but they won't come off!

SWMBO took one look at the Betterbottles and said, "Ewww, Plastic!"
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:58 AM   #9
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+1 for the BrewHauler - I never lift or carry a full, or even partly full glass carboy without using one. As for the carboy handles, I've never used one, but I've heard you should only use them on empty carboys.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:16 AM   #10
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Milk crates!
even my 9 yr old daughter can push full carboys around in one of those !
But you have to get those good ones from dairies not those crapy ones from wally world
work great for storing empty beer bottles as well


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