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Old 05-11-2009, 01:55 PM   #21
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man that really sucks.

As a newby, I'm going to take this to heart and look into crates/brewhauler/handle for my carboys.

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:56 PM   #22
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you don't have a carboy handle on it?
Ummm... Carboy handles are intended to make it easier/safer to move around EMPTY carboys. I would NOT recommend lifting a full glass carboy by a carboy handle (the instructions that came with my handle had a warning against using it for that).

+1 on the milk crate solution... I read it here and works great.
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:59 PM   #23
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sorry for your loss. i'd probably contemplate quitting brewing as well.

with concrete floors downstairs, if i ever drop one, it's a goner as well. i have one of those carriers with the straps for my 6.5 gallon one. my five gallon ones just have the orange handle things....

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #24
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Another +1 on the milk grate. I also use these when I wash or move a wet carboy. Starsan and glass is almost as bad a oil on glass.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:43 PM   #25
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I run several strips of duct tape around and 4-6 strips up and down my carboys to provide a bit of safety in the event of a crack. Kind of poor mans safety glass. Looks kind stupid, but i know if they break, they won't go into a milion pieces. In addition, i use carboy carriers to move them. I have a Brewhauler, and another "bag type" carrier that work really well. I personally wouldn't trust the handles that clamp on the top. Much of it comes down to "Respect the Carboy."
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:57 PM   #26
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$80 in ingredients? Good god, man, what was this, an all-DME barleywine!?
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:44 PM   #27
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glass carboy with any sort of hauler is still just second place to a better bottle imo

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:48 PM   #28
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I invested $15 in HDPE fermentors. They can handle heat, they are cheap, they are light weight, food grade and come with built in hinged handles to carry them.

I want to know what was in that fermentor that cost you $80! Oh, maybe you are shopping at my LHBS and brewed a Blonde Ale? HA

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:03 PM   #29
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I invested $15 in HDPE fermentors. They can handle heat, they are cheap, they are light weight, food grade and come with built in hinged handles to carry them.
Where did you get them?

 
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:23 PM   #30
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I've lost three glass carboys since I started. One slipped out of my dad's hands while cleaning, one was knocked over in the driveway by the neighbors dog, and the last one i broke by putting hot cleaner in a cold carboy. Now they all stay in the brew room and never leave. Very little movement. They all have handles which work great for moving as long as you support them from the base. In my opinion glass is still boss for a lot of reasons. Learn and move on. Respect is key. Sorry for your loss.

 
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