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Old 12-28-2009, 03:06 PM   #21
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I had no idea I should be so worried about boiling water!
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:44 PM   #22
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There was a letter in the latest issue of Zymurgy about a guy who damn near cut his hand off when a glass carboy broke. I know the chances of that happening are pretty slim, but I've been thinking about making the switch to Better Bottles. Some kind of carboy carrier would probably be a good idea to have as well.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:01 PM   #23
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I think adding some sort of protection to your carboy would be a good idea. Rubber pads on the bottom and also around the side. It won't protect it from being dropped, but maybe from smaller incidents. My friend's friend broke a carboy because it tapped the one next to it. (There were no injuries though)

 
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:23 PM   #24
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I've phased out my 6gal carboys. I'll use a 3.5 if I want to make a starter that can offer some "samples", 'cause I can lift that when full. I'm using a 50L keg with a dip tube, I can not yet get myself to drill holes in it.
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:41 PM   #25
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If your using a gas burner inside then you better vent really good and get a C02 detector!!
do you mean CO detector?

 
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:40 AM   #26
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Why? Where did Colorado go?
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:50 AM   #27
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I brew inside my garage and all I have is a fire extinguisher.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:03 AM   #28
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I had no idea I should be so worried about boiling water!
well what you need to be concerned about is that we are lifting/moving boiling water and its easy enough to say drop the pot your holding and have that hot freaking water splash up into your face. also when your boiling your wort its also a sugar solution so it tends to stick to bare skin.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:46 AM   #29
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Yes guys, carbon monoxide is CO and it is the stuff you should really worry about.
Carbon Dioxide CO2 is not nearly as dangerous. You'd know you're in danger if there is too much CO2.

 
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:52 AM   #30
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well what you need to be concerned about is that we are lifting/moving boiling water and its easy enough to say drop the pot your holding and have that hot freaking water splash up into your face. also when your boiling your wort its also a sugar solution so it tends to stick to bare skin.
My problem is seeing something start to fall - it's tough to stop from trying to grab it, boiling or not. Sharp or not.
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