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Old 04-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
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While racking my altbier, and Warrior Red Ale I experienced my first casualty in the brewery last night.
I managed to drop a 6 gallon carbouy filled with H2O and Iodophor on the floor in the basement. It didn't quite shatter into a million pieces, but the water did get everywhere. I escaped injury. Thank goodness for unfinished basements.
First smashed carbouy since I started brewing in 1991.

 
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:02 PM   #2
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OUCH!!! I'm glad no one got hurt. That's the important thing.

(milk crate... )
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:03 PM   #3
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Well, at least you've got a pair of munchkins who don't mind picking up pieces of broken glass from the basement floor..

And hey - now the floor is sanitized!
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:42 PM   #4
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The good thing there was no beer loss!!!!

 
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:01 PM   #5
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I managed to drop a 6 gallon carbouy filled with H2O and Iodophor on the floor in the basement.
Could have been a lot worse. Could have been Stout Wort.
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:04 PM   #6
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Wow...lots of these lately it seems. I am collecting better bottles and other means of fermentation--in hopes of ditching the glass carboys completely.

Scary stuff.

Glad you are okay, glad there was no need to play the pipes in mourning for beer loss.
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:06 PM   #7
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Another convert to the Better Bottle following...
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Old 04-09-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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I have 4 carboys. Most of them are over 13 years old. I have never broken/cracked one (yet). Of course they are almost always in milk crates.

I think the secret to my success with them is whenever I fill them or empty them I put them on the counter and use an autosyphon. I never handle them full or half full.

Of course I use a jet bottle washer on them so that's about the only time they are out of the crates.

Another thing that also helps is my basement sink is a plastic style so there are no hard surfaces.
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:08 PM   #9
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NOOOOOOO!

Sorry to hear it man. At least you didn't drop other (yellow) glass jar in your basement!!
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:27 PM   #10
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NOOOOOOO!

Sorry to hear it man. At least you didn't drop other (yellow) glass jar in your basement!!
Now that would have made a mess. And after all we contributed to it that weekend
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