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Old 03-17-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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In my short time on the boards I've read about glass carbons breaking a few times and it never ended well. I think I will be switching to BB now.
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:52 PM   #12
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It's an old concrete sink, no give. I was trying to becareful, and it just barely tapped the side. It was enough to crack the carboy, then, I think the weight of the fluid inside caused the crack to quickly continue up the side until the bottom of the carboy broke off in my right hand then slid out of my right hand while I was still holding the rest of the container with my left. The top half of the carboy stayed in tact which saved my left hand, but the bottom half fell apart ruining my right. My mistake, but not a difficult one to make.

 
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #13
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Hope you heal up well....
Whenever im messing with carboys,bottling,basically anything with glass.......i wear some cheap work gloves.Figure it can't hurt.

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Old 03-18-2012, 10:41 AM   #14
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I like the glove idea. I also always drape an old heavy folded bathtowel over the edge of my deep sink before rinsing the carboy out over it. That said, BB are looking better all the time.
I'm not sure how I'm going to get that purchase past the wifey seeing as I just ordered a grain mill while I was working a slow overnight tonight. But .... better to ask forgiveness than to be denied permission (or something like that!).

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Old 03-18-2012, 12:01 PM   #15
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Glad to hear that your injuries weren't more extensive.

Lifting a homebrew to your healing! I think you'll be happy with Better Bottles, they are pretty handy, only complaint would be not being able to flame the opening and capacity - wish they had a 6.5 gallon one.

 
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:38 PM   #16
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I'm going to steal your picture for the next thread in which someone asks about carboys vs buckets.

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Old 03-18-2012, 09:58 PM   #17
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damn brother, sorry to see that!
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #18
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Wow really scary. Makes me want to switch to better bottles. Right now I have one glass carboy and I make sure to only transport it in a milk crate.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:57 AM   #19
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Glad your OK man!!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:58 PM   #20
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I got my self with a carboy on saturday. 8 stitches near the webing of my pinky and ring finger. My pinky is half numb, but the hand surgeon said my feeling should come back. Luckly, no tendon damage. My 3 6 gallon Better Bottles just came in yesterday after ordering them monday...
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