Carboy Safety and Butyl Tape - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > Carboy Safety and Butyl Tape

Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2013, 07:39 PM   #1
Apr 2013
Austin, TX
Posts: 1

Has anyone tried to cover their entire carboy with a rubber like adhesive such as butyl tape? I had a friend in college that repaired a broken glass container she used for something else and it worked great. It was water tight and everything. My thinking is that if it were to drop on the ground and shatter, it would make the thing a lot safer. And with the clear adhesive, you could still see through it to clean. Thoughts?

Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 12:52 AM   #2
Jun 2010
Posts: 636
Liked 39 Times on 34 Posts

Safer, probably. Any covering would negate seeing through to clean. When I check for cleanliness, it's the tiny little spots that are still stuck and anything over the glass will obscure that.

Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 12:55 AM   #3
kh54s10's Avatar
Aug 2011
Tiverton, Rhode Island
Posts: 11,092
Liked 1720 Times on 1408 Posts

Why not just buy Better Bottles. It would probably be a whole lot cheaper than covering an entire carboy with butyl tape!

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you use teflon tape? carter840 Bottling/Kegging 6 04-07-2013 09:57 PM
Brewing Safety... bumped carboy leads to surgery Balto Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 28 01-23-2012 02:07 PM
glass carboy safety tips? HItransplant Equipment/Sanitation 14 08-30-2010 07:53 AM
Carboy tape thermometer vs. actual temp Judochop Fermentation & Yeast 8 04-20-2010 08:44 PM
Tape goo? JPicasso Equipment/Sanitation 8 05-26-2009 03:37 PM

Forum Jump