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Old 01-04-2013, 09:46 PM   #21
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I'm just starting to make mead and gathering equipment up. I've never brewed or anything before so this is all from scratch. I'm strongly leaning towards doing my primary in buckets and then rack into kegs for secondary and beyond. I'm just getting started and so far have only invested in two 3-gallon carboys (but also have a couple of old 5 or 6 gallon ones). I figure now is the time to make a decision before I make more purchases.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:53 PM   #22
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That is horrific. I might have to think about switching away from my beloved glass carboys after seeing it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:36 PM   #23
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thanks for posting.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:24 PM   #24
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And another brush-vs-carboy story...
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:11 PM   #25
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Those cuts are horrific, BUT I see lots of pics of carboy handles being held over broken FULL carboys or carboys broken after being "set down" in bathtubs or on other hard surfaces. While I HATE that anybody got hurt, and I don't want to sound like a douche, but I really see MANY OF THESE as operator error. Some are not, like the one just about this post.

Are people really surprised when an awkward sized slick glass bottle (sometimes soapy) slips out of their hand and they are wearing flip flops and shorts? Your high school shop teacher is silently shaking his head and rolling his eyes somewhere. Wear shoes and long pants for the few minutes it will take to handle the carboy.

We are talking about moving 5 gallons of heavy liquid in a glass bottle. Whatever happened to milk crate carriers? They were all the rage 15 years ago in the HB community. Or my favorite...Carboy Parkas. They pad the glass when being set it down, give the brewer supported handles to lift the carboys with, and contain any broken glass in the event of a drop. NO PROBLEMS. Not to mention they are good at helping to maintain temp during ferment.

Again, I don't mean to sound like an a$$, but these are avoidable and a glass carboy is a fantastic fermenting vessel. Off course things will happen and stuff will break so don't take this as me ripping on the poor souls that got cut here but just be careful. And don't run with scissors while we are at it. And you kids should stay off my lawn...wheeeeze.

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Old 03-07-2013, 12:56 AM   #26
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here is a 6 gallon BB
I was just looking at BB and my LHBS said 60 +tax for two and bungs. this was a good deal thanks man!!

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:44 AM   #27
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I was just looking at BB and my LHBS said 60 +tax for two and bungs. this was a good deal thanks man!!
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:24 AM   #28
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"I am typing this very slowly as I recently dropped a full 6 gal carboy on my hand..."

Remember, click on any pic in this thread to go to the original thread here on HBT...

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:40 AM   #29
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Scary stuff!

The first glass carboy I ever handled broke when I was washing it out. The bottom fell out of it, then kinda in slow motion as I was holding it by the neck the rest of it began to fall apart. It cut my leg about 8 inches but not deep at all. I'll never use another one. Buckets and Better Bottles are fine with me.
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Old 03-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #30
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So I'm looking around for mik crates to more safely handle carboys. I found this on Amazon. No sure if it's sturdy enough to carry a carboy, though. Can anyone link to a product they purchased and are happy with?
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