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Old 01-12-2013, 12:18 AM   #1
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Better yet, I'm switching to buckets.

I dropped it about 4 batches ago and didn't see any cracks. Since I no chill, I poured my hot DF 60 min wort into it and I heard a pop. Well....I had to do an emergency siphon into what I had left. The 1 gal sangria jars are what's left of the beer.

I have come to realized I am much too clumsy for glass carboy's.


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Old 01-12-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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No Chilling and glass generally doesn't end well.


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Old 01-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #3
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I thought you aren't supposed to put hot liquids in carboys as they aren't made from tempered glass... Regardless, glad no one was hurt!!! I'm making the transition away from glass in my brewery too.
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hot liquid + glass is a no no
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:11 AM   #5
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It worked for a year lol I need to find a lid so I can just cover it and transfer when it cools.
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Cooling really is the answer. Hot wort in anything but metal is going to be a bad idea.

Check out passedpawn's post: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/boil...3/#post4688488
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Save yourself another epiphany and start fermenting in kegs, or at least buckets.
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Glad that sharp glass didn't bite you.
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Would buckets handle the heat? I know better bottles wont.
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Glass flexes with temperature. I'm kinda surprised you made it a year!

That being said, better bottles might be the better way to go. They're nearly half the cost of glass now anyway.

I've got 3 glass carboys that I would love to get rid of.


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