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Old 01-21-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
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Andy from Midwest just bumped his carboy on the counter.

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Old 01-21-2012, 01:05 PM   #2
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Hate to hear of anyone getting injured from this hobby, except perhaps for the people that think its completely safe to modify their burners by jacking them up with pvc or conduit pipe.

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #3
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That's it, I'm getting a brew hauler, unless someone can tell me where to get a milk crate.

For my current batch, I carried the carboy from outside, down the stairs and into the basement. Basement got too cold so I carried it up into the den. SWMBO didn't approve, so I carried it into the closet. I've been pushing my luck.

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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Buckets, baby.

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Old 01-21-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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Once again, if I was worried about my health, I wouldn't be drinking beer in the first place. Just sayin.

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:55 PM   #6
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Mine is in a milk crate most of the time. While fermenting in the fridge too.

 
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:05 PM   #7
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Another reason I use plastic fermenters. Built in handle,lighter,& won't impale me if I slip/trip & fall.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:15 PM   #8
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Its gonna be dangerous regardless Even plastic bucket handles break lose or plastic carboy slips and if land on foot THAT SOB GONNA HURT! I agree though id take plastic over glass anyday from a safety point of veiw Have to be careful and i hope he gets well soon!

Wear steel toe boots and make sure ya have a great grip! Im accident prone so i have to double up on everything! Theres no rush accidents happen when you get in hurry saving 5 seconds and get injured isnt worth it

 
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I'm fortunate in that I have my fermenter stand right next to the comp hutch. So the plastic FV's pretty much stay in here. Save for lifting the full botling bucket up on top of the stand to bottle.
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #10
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+1 on the plastic buckets. The risk of injury is just a lot less. That, to me, outweighs any advantage glass carboys might have over plastic.

I feel bad for the kid, and hope he fully recovers.
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