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Old 05-10-2012, 10:10 PM   #41
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Reading this thread again makes me wonder why anyone still uses glass carboys.

The only way I would ever consider using one would be if I could figure out how to use one without EVER moving it. And then it would be inside a box or something.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #42
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Any of you Colorado brewers that are trading your glass for plastic please let me know where I can pick up your useless, free glass carboys
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #43
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Oh Man Pistola, as if the stiches werent graphic enough! Painful memories. Hope your healing well.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:40 PM   #44
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Jeeeeeeeesus.

+1 to the wound picture being worse than the stitches. OUCH!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #45
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This is why I don't use glass. I did win a better bottle in a raffle and use that for secondary fermentations. If I like it, I may get another for primary.....
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #46
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Yep, I didn't think it would happen to me and it did. I was cleaning my carboy and it barely tapped the side of the sink when it broke cutting my left palm and middle finger. No tendon damage but I almost lost an inch off the top of my middle finger. I'm switching to plastic.
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:52 PM   #47
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Another one?? Jesus...
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:52 PM   #48
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Another one?? Jesus...
If there is one thing I learned in chemistry, it is don't f*ck with glass.
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I didn't think it would happen to me
... no one ever does...
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Old 06-20-2012, 06:19 AM   #50
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The idea that one broken carboy could potentially lead to a loss of hand or finger function pretty much convinced me to swear off of glass carboys. To some degree, I prefer the Better Bottles over the plastic, but I definitely miss the ability to scrub them out with a brush. As long as cleaning isn't a problem, I'm sold on the idea of BB over glass.
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