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Old 06-19-2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default Official Broken Carboy Count.

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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I put some really hot water in a Better Bottle and it melted like a Shrinkie Dink. Does that count?
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0 broken here

edit: 4
(forgot to keep count)
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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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