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Old 09-05-2012, 06:13 PM   #21
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In last year's "Gadgets" issue of Zymurgy, someone constructed a carboy lift. Instead of attaching to the bucket or carboy carrier, the pulley was attached to a platform that the fermenter sat on. Seemed to be a much more stable application.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:24 PM   #22
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You could use a "Brew hauler" and strap each side to deer skinning gambles. Bass pro has them for cheep.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #23
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No.. that's not it at all. I don't like the buckets because I've gotten screwed on a batch that got infected once... and that was my only infection ever in hundreds of batches... not saying it was the bucket... but still. (It was an old bucket... my fault, but still.) You really ferment in kegs? I haven't heard or seen this. What do you do for blow off/air lock?
IT IS SO EASY!!!

Hundreds of threads, tons of brewers do this.

Remove the post and dip tube, shove a rubber stopper on that covers the threads and accepts the airlock. DONE! (Add wort and yeast)

It bubbles like normal. You can add the dip tuba and post to transfer with co2, it has tons of advantages.....including transferring beer into the keezer without lifting ANYTHING.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PU_8bnT2pk

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #24
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even a single pulley would help -
good graphic, Cheesy. While you were hunting that down, I drew this....

I know, I know...better than I thought. Might have to think about some studio work....
I seriously doubt he is that skinny...

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #25
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What about setting the carboy in a milk crate or something first? You could put a short rope from each of the 4 corners to a pulley over the middle.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:38 PM   #26
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This + This

Possibly a bit over the top, but you get the idea.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:43 PM   #27
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Lol a bit?
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:50 PM   #28
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Lol a bit?
Sometimes you need to lift a carboy, sometimes you need to lift a whole keezer. Always better to be prepared right?

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:52 PM   #29
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I want to see what you come up with. I have a small block and tackle. I really want to use it for something...

Pics are henceforth required.

I reject the above diagram as a stick figure cannot possibly represent a homebrewer.

 
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:55 AM   #30
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I'll actually be honest, and don't take this in a disrespectful way: I've always felt for homebrewers who aren't 'strong'. I'm a rather strong guy, and I workout hard 3-4 times a week, and it takes a lot for me to 'gracefully' lift a full carboy or keg. I can lift a full 1/2bbl, but it is not graceful.

So I can understand the wanting for something to make it easier. We as homebrewers lift heavy crap rather frequently. With that said, this is a really bad idea if you are working with glass carboys. Get a brew hauler, or move to plastic fermenters. When carboys drop and go boom, it's not pretty
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