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Old 12-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #151
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It certainly is, and if you don't see that, then you're quite naive.

Just because you're a klutz doesn't mean everyone else is.
I think the key word you may have missed is "eventually". maybe you brew once a month for 10 years.... have you even brewed that long? How about 40 years? If you think that you will go 40 years of brewing on a regular basis and never break a 60LB piece of glass filled with beer, well good luck with that. You seem to have a crystal ball and walk on water at the same time, and somehow through the internet you can tell wether or not I am a klutz. Most people on here that like glass realize that it could break, but are ok with that, or willing to risk it, and I can respect that because they just like using glass for whatever reason they want to use. But you seem to feel that you are so untouchable by your perfect process that it won't ever happen to you...talk about naive. Well if it should happen to you eventually, and I hope it doesn't...I wouldn't post it on here after you have reduced this down to name calling.

 
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #152
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I am lost now with all this back and forth. Bleme you use glass? Bctdi you use plastic?
When I first started brewing, I went in 50/50 with a friend. Somehow he ended up with the glass carboy, probably because I get free buckets from work. I have used both. I like both. I defend the right of anyone to use what works best for them.

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Old 12-05-2013, 04:08 PM   #153
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I think the key word you may have missed is "eventually". maybe you brew once a month for 10 years.... have you even brewed that long? How about 40 years? If you think that you will go 40 years of brewing on a regular basis and never break a 60LB piece of glass filled with beer, well good luck with that.
I didn't miss anything. If you're careful, pay attention to what you're doing and what's happening in your surroundings, you don't need luck.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:21 PM   #154
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That very much appears to be a result of thermal shock.
I see a conical in your future!

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Wine glasses are fragile and prone to break. I've been married 12 years and still have the full set given to me as a wedding gift. I also have all the plates and bowls, as well as my grandmothers china.

Some people are more prone to break things than others.
Right, because your china weighs 50-80pounds and is just as awkward to hold as a full 5gal glass carboy...
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:28 PM   #155
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Let's be careful when using our glass carboys.

Is there someone here who disagrees with that sentiment? If not, what the heck are you all talking about? This isn't a plastic vs. glass thread - those exist in abundance elsewhere on this forum.
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:48 PM   #156
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I didn't miss anything. If you're careful, pay attention to what you're doing and what's happening in your surroundings, you don't need luck.
I approach things with the same level of hubris.

 
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:56 PM   #157
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Add me to the compendium...

I spent 4 hours in the ER today after dropping a carboy full of oxyclean and slicing up my thumb pretty good. We don't think there's tendon damage, but I see a hand surgeon on Monday to be sure.

I'm exceedingly careful with my carboys. I've been brewing since '91, and this is the 1st one I've broken. I had one hand around the neck and the other under the base as I tipped it to pour sanitizer out. I don't know if the neck was wet, or if I just slipped, but either way, I dropped the front of the bottle, which exploded when it hit the floor.

I already own four Better Bottles. This will be my last use of glass. I'm done.

To each their own, but I am dead certain of my preference now...

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Old 12-06-2013, 04:18 PM   #158
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Add me to the compendium...

I spent 4 hours in the ER today after dropping a carboy full of oxyclean and slicing up my thumb pretty good. We don't think there's tendon damage, but I see a hand surgeon on Monday to be sure.

I'm exceedingly careful with my carboys. I've been brewing since '91, and this is the 1st one I've broken. I had one hand around the neck and the other under the base as I tipped it to pour sanitizer out. I don't know if the neck was wet, or if I just slipped, but either way, I dropped the front of the bottle, which exploded when it hit the floor.

I already own four Better Bottles. This will be my last use of glass. I'm done.

To each their own, but I am dead certain of my preference now...
Yikes. Hope your hand is okay. I've never broken a carboy, but I think I'm going to buy a better bottle to see how I like it. Mainly just wanting something lighter, but the unbreakable part is a bonus.

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Old 12-06-2013, 06:40 PM   #159
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I think the key word you may have missed is "eventually". maybe you brew once a month for 10 years.... have you even brewed that long? How about 40 years? If you think that you will go 40 years of brewing on a regular basis and never break a 60LB piece of glass filled with beer, well good luck with that.
Why not? Before the water companies went to plastic, there were plenty of people who spent a lifetime picking up full 5 gallon glass jugs, flipping them upside down and sticking them into water coolers, then pulling them back out and setting them on the floor when they were empty.

You might as well say, "if you think you can go 40 years driving cars without getting into a wreck, good luck with that." Lots of people do....
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:36 PM   #160
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Why not? Before the water companies went to plastic, there were plenty of people who spent a lifetime picking up full 5 gallon glass jugs, flipping them upside down and sticking them into water coolers, then pulling them back out and setting them on the floor when they were empty. You might as well say, "if you think you can go 40 years driving cars without getting into a wreck, good luck with that." Lots of people do....
I don't think you have any info on how many carboys got broken by water companies.As far as the driving analagy, there are no wreck free cars available, but there are other options for carboys even if that were a good comparison the odds are that after 40 years of driving one would have been in some kind of accident. Glass is fragile / very breakable. If a casino could bet on it, they would bet on breakage. But most people already know that and are willing to risk it, and I don't have a problem with that.

 
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