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Old 01-26-2011, 10:55 PM   #11
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I ferment in my corny kegs. Can't break them, they are light tight and can rack to serving keg with C02. As stated above, trash the cracked carboy. Not only is it a injury waiting to happen, the crack could potentially harbor bacteria.


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Old 01-27-2011, 02:11 PM   #12
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I'd definitely discard that carboy. It's would be a good idea to invent in some crates to protect any glass carboys you have for future use,



and just be very careful when moving them around.


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Old 01-27-2011, 02:15 PM   #13
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Another vote for very carefully throwing it away. I used a glass carboy when I first started because it was neat to watch. Now I'm strictly a bucket guy. Although I may use a corny once I get my 3.5G setup going.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:05 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the input. It is now in the recycling. I'm going to get a "better bottle" tomorrow and give them a try.

I have a mudroom thats a constant 50*, I'm thinking about trying my first all grain pilsner tomorrow

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Another vote for very carefully throwing it away. I used a glass carboy when I first started because it was neat to watch. Now I'm strictly a bucket guy. Although I may use a corny once I get my 3.5G setup going.
Great.

I have four buckets that I'm happy with. Now I got a 6.5 Gallon carboy for Christmas and read this thread. I was a little apprehensive before, now - ugh.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:34 AM   #16
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Just be careful with it Dynachrome. Milk crates make excellent carboy carriers, as mariojr depicted. You can buy fancy strap carriers too, but the key to keeping them from breaking, aside from not dropping them or dropping stuff on them, is to not bump them.

I have 11 glass carboys, and I haven't broken one yet.
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Old 12-15-2011, 04:35 AM   #17
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Do a search for Broken Carboy, then very carefully throw yours in the trash!
OUCH ! But that was a good one heheheheh
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billtzk - Eleven - Wow

Thanks for the heads up guys.

For you new guys - notice - there are related threads at the bottom of the page.

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