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Old 06-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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Inspired by JefeTheVol’s Official Broken Hydrometer Count and concerns about carboys breaking expressed on Jroy’a Carboy VS. Thumb thread. (There was much concern for Jroy as well.)

I did a search of HBT in regards to carboys. There are plenty scary stories.

But not a running count.

How many carboys have you broken?

I’ll start.

1

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Old 06-19-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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I can't add to the numbers on this thread. I've always used Better Bottles...

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:23 AM   #3
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Sounds like a smart plan Mike!

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:35 AM   #4
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I have to admit I've always been curious as to whether I was missing out on something by not fermenting in glass. I might buy a glass carboy someday just to satisfy my curiosity..

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:41 AM   #5
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You might want to read some of the threads on here about what a PITA they can be if not how dangerous they can be. I think your BBs are a good way to go. You don't have to worry of them breaking and can still watch fermentation taking place.

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:44 AM   #6
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One broken, probably due to letting PBW sit in it too long. It was empty and had been sitting there some time since I last used it. Went to pick it up and the bottom stayed on the floor! Checked 3 other glass ones I had and 2 of them had cracks in the bottom. Got a Better Bottle but screwed up on that one too by using PBW and letting it sit on the bottom. Lesson learned.

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:04 AM   #7
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I put some really hot water in a Better Bottle and it melted like a Shrinkie Dink. Does that count?

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Old 06-19-2012, 01:07 AM   #8
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0 broken here

edit: 4
(forgot to keep count)

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:08 AM   #9
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Quote:
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One broken, probably due to letting PBW sit in it too long. It was empty and had been sitting there some time since I last used it. Went to pick it up and the bottom stayed on the floor! Checked 3 other glass ones I had and 2 of them had cracks in the bottom. Got a Better Bottle but screwed up on that one too by using PBW and letting it sit on the bottom. Lesson learned.
Then that makes 4 so far

1 + 3 = 4

 
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Old 06-19-2012, 01:17 AM   #10
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I can't see what PBW has to do with it unless you mixed it with very hot water . If so, don't blame the PBW.
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