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Old 03-20-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
jalgayer
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Hey All,

I am new to this and used a brush on a plastic carboy I got in a kit from Northern Brewer.

There are visible scratches up near the top from using the brush.

Can anyone give me advice on what to do or not to do from here? Use it or not? Primary or Secondary? Cautions?

Thanks

PS When I contacted NB, they said you arent supposed to use a brush on a plasitc carboy. I told em it was weird that they gave me a carboy brush and a carboy and expected me not to use it. They agreed and have replaced the primary and secondary that I scratched. I am just wondering if that they are useful for anything.


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Old 03-20-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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Flower pot? Thats some pretty sweet customer service, though..



 
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:28 PM   #3
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Yes...excellent service. Just wanted to see what everyone thought if they were useful for ANYTHING (besides a flower pot)

Can it be used for a secondary (since the alcohol has developed)? Can I use it as primary?

Thoughts?
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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Yes...excellent service. Just wanted to see what everyone thought if they were useful for ANYTHING (besides a flower pot)

Can it be used for a secondary (since the alcohol has developed)? Can I use it as primary?

Thoughts?
I personally wouldn't...those scratches are bacteria traps....and regardless of alcohol being developed or not, bacteria can still spoil a batch...even if it's fermented out. Just my two cents.

 
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:54 PM   #5
jalgayer
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I personally wouldn't...those scratches are bacteria traps....and regardless of alcohol being developed or not, bacteria can still spoil a batch...even if it's fermented out. Just my two cents.
I had a feeling this was the case. The scratches are surface scratches and not deep but I think I am done with these.

Any suggestions for what you do with these?
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:48 PM   #6
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I've heard (somewhere on this site) of people using turkey size oven bags as a liner for scratched buckets. Serves two purposes actually, as you neither have to worry about bacteria nor cleaning.


 
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:57 PM   #7
jalgayer
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wow. never heard that... anyone else?
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:21 PM   #8
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I've heard (somewhere on this site) of people using turkey size oven bags as a liner for scratched buckets. Serves two purposes actually, as you neither have to worry about bacteria nor cleaning.
Oooh, that's a great idea...

 
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:37 PM   #9
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Nope never heard of lining with an over bag either.....but I too now have a scratched carboy
Mine is glass and I guess I went a little overboard with the brush, the upper part of the carboy is stratched like crazy.....ehh does the same thing go for glass as plastic? Get rid of it?

 
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:46 PM   #10
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I would gladly take it and use it for fermenting beer.



 
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