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Old 11-29-2012, 03:48 AM   #81
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Oh for ****s sake... I only use glass carboys and I only handle carboys with slippery fingers shaking vigorously while wearing no shoes on concrete floors.
I thought you were also, usually, [at least] half blind drunk at the time.


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Old 11-29-2012, 03:52 AM   #82
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I thought you were also, usually, [at least] half blind drunk at the time.
Can't handle 10 gallons of boiling wort or 50 lbs of beer in a glass container without a little drink or two can I?

But seriously, it's a choice.


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Can't handle 10 gallons of boiling wort or 50 lbs of beer in a glass container without a little drink or two can I?
I thought that's the point where you got stable again...

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But seriously, it's a choice.
Yup, 100% personal preference. As long as you know the pro's and con's of what you're using, it shouldn't be an problem. I really hate it when people scream at those using glass carboys to get PET ones, and vice versa.

I wave my private parts in their general direction...
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:06 AM   #84
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Yup, 100% personal preference. As long as you know the pro's and con's of what you're using, it shouldn't be an problem. I really hate it when people scream at those using glass carboys to get PET ones, and vice versa.

I wave my private parts in their general direction...
Yep... I love my 3 gallon glass carboys but I'm going to risk it (I hate plastic) the better bottles going higher. For me it's about some practical aspects.

As for my 3 gallon carboys, I'm more worried about light than shattering... I have them enwrapped with packing taped cardboard. They are thus sheathed with a tight fitting tube of cardboard which is perfectly safe from shattering glass. Until cleaning time which involves many calming drinks and barefootedness.
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Yep... I love my 3 gallon glass carboys but I'm going to risk it (I hate plastic) the better bottles going higher. For me it's about some practical aspects.

As for my 3 gallon carboys, I'm more worried about light than shattering... I have them enwrapped with packing taped cardboard. They are thus sheathed with a tight fitting tube of cardboard which is perfectly safe from shattering glass. Until cleaning time which involves many calming drinks and barefootedness.
As long as you're at least wearing something over your 'ugly junk'...

I migrated to what I use so that I don't need to worry about breakage, light penetration, or any (far fetched it seems now) gas permeation. Plus, they can withstand pressure (up to 60psi) so I can easily do a CO2 push to transfer. More solid (built-in) handles also makes it easier to move them around. You can even stack them easily (along the lines of buckets).
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As long as you're at least wearing something over your 'ugly junk'...

I migrated to what I use so that I don't need to worry about breakage, light penetration, or any (far fetched it seems now) gas permeation. Plus, they can withstand pressure (up to 60psi) so I can easily do a CO2 push to transfer. More solid (built-in) handles also makes it easier to move them around. You can even stack them easily (along the lines of buckets).
Very awesome. I hope to be as awesome as the average kegger in the far future as I shed my apple green skin. Until then here is my carboard keg:



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all this talk got me thinking.... just listed my last 2 glass carboys for sale on the local internet classified website. They will sell used for a few bucks more than I need to buy better bottle replacements.

No judgment of right or wrong...I just find better bottles easier to handle, and easier to clean...
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As long as you're at least wearing something over your 'ugly junk'...

I migrated to what I use so that I don't need to worry about breakage, light penetration, or any (far fetched it seems now) gas permeation. Plus, they can withstand pressure (up to 60psi) so I can easily do a CO2 push to transfer. More solid (built-in) handles also makes it easier to move them around. You can even stack them easily (along the lines of buckets).
If you don't mind me asking, what kind of fermenters do you use? Stainless conicals? Converted kegs? Just curious is all.
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