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Old 04-18-2011, 07:29 AM   #1
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I thought I read some where that people carry their glass carboys in milk crates, but not sure. I have both glass and better bottles(6.5, 6 and 5), but would like to put them in something sturdy to carry around in.

Also, I'm planning on getting a couple of 3 gallon glass carboys too, what can I use to carry those in?
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:27 AM   #2
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my arms and you can use anything they will fit in... but yes, milk crates work...
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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I use one of those large Rubbermaid buckets with the rope handles to move my full carboys from point A to B.

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Old 04-18-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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I just picked up a couple "general landscaping buckets" from SatanMart for $5 and it survived with a full 6 gal in it. seems kind of flimsy, but it worked. I got two and doubled it up.

Milk crates work too
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:54 PM   #5
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I use milk crates for my better bottles. Prevents the suck-back when you pick them up.
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:05 PM   #6
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+1 for milk crates.

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Old 04-19-2011, 06:58 PM   #7
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #8
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Yes, milk crates. and I move them from point A to point B with a furniture cart. Cheers!!!

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Old 04-19-2011, 09:12 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by hamiltont View Post
Yes, milk crates. and I move them from point A to point B with a furniture cart. Cheers!!!

Now that's a good idea. The stairs may be a challenge, but still a great method!

I usually just carry mine. I have the carboy handle, but after hearing about the necks snapping with a full carboy, I started holding the neck with one hand, and grabbing the bottom of it with the other. Need to get some straps or crates!
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:33 AM   #10
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