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Old 11-12-2012, 09:41 PM   #21
Nov 2011
Carol Stream, Illinois
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Yeah, hauling 25-30g in carboys from a garage to basement got old fast, we switched to fermenting in sanke kegs before this happened on the stairs to one of us. Now we only use carboys for aging with oak chips or some secondary things like that.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #22
Jan 2011
Colorado Springs, CO
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I have handles on each of mine and they are primarily there to give a more secure top grip...but I support the weight when lifting with a hand underneath.

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Old 11-12-2012, 10:35 PM   #23
Feb 2011
North Central, Ohio
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I made these back when I used glass carboys - helps with handling and can be inverted for draining.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:23 AM   #24
Oct 2008
San Francisco, California
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Originally Posted by rhoop View Post
Haha, I'm not sure if I should be laughing or +1ing this or offering my condolences.
Why not all three?

Originally Posted by HoppyDaze View Post
It's amazing you weren't seriously cut...
Yes, it's likely because it wasn't very far off the ground to begin with. I was just kind of shuffling along...when it popped off onto my foot, then tipped over and shattered.

Originally Posted by Junkster View Post
I made these back when I used glass carboys - helps with handling and can be inverted for draining.
Cool! Nice solution.

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:45 AM   #25
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Nov 2011
Branford, CT
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haven't had one shatter yet but i've had one slip through the handle when full and i was just able to catch/pin it against a cabinet softly enough to prevent it from falling/breaking and spilling in the kitchen.

since then ive purchased a few of these:

for my couple carboys that see frequent movement.. they are a little bit of a PITA because they can easily twist and not evenly surround the carboy, but when properly adjusted, they make carrying the carboy much much easier and safer.

good to hear you weren't seriously injured from this, i know there are many other on here that can't say the same for themselves

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