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Old 09-06-2013, 01:04 AM   #11
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You have my attention.
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I had no problems whatsoever getting my pee to ferment.

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:10 AM   #12
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I want to see this in use! Looks good so far. How'd you cut it? When are you going to use it?
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:32 AM   #13
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What did you cut with?
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:38 AM   #14
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might be something worth looking into but might try a plastic one first.

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Old 09-06-2013, 02:06 AM   #15
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How do you expect the cap to stay in place? I have a feeling that little plastic bugger is gonna fall out from the weight.

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Old 09-06-2013, 02:12 AM   #16
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You could put a hose clamp on the cap if you had to.

You have to use a spade shaped glass cutting bit to drill holes in glass.

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Old 09-06-2013, 02:45 AM   #17
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That orange cap that is on the bottom was used for several brews 10+ years ago and I never had a problem with it coming off. The picture below shows what I used. That is a 1-3/8" OD diamond coated hole saw chucked into my Ryobi hand drill. The reddish cup is designed to help you keep your spot steady until you bite in, typically used for cutting ceramics. The cup is supposed to also hold water... but the surface has to be pretty dead flat, which the bottom of a glass carboy is certainly not. I just kept a cup of water handy and stopped whenever the work began to run dry. When I started back up each time I started slowly, slightly pulling the bit off of the glass and then built up speed in a few seconds. I really didn't push down and let the weight of the gun do the work, on high speed. It took about 10 minutes to cut through... and then about 5 more minutes trying to get the glass plug out of the inside! The bit and cup are sold together and can be bought at Lowe's/Home Depot in their tile tool section for about $30.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:58 AM   #18
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great idea!
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:06 AM   #19
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Great idea, but like others I'm wondering if you're going to try to stick with the orange cap or go with something different. I have some of those and they work fine when used how they were designed to. But when you get the full weight of your beer pushing down on it, I would be very surprised if it doesn't come all the way off or atleast leak around the sides.

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:06 AM   #20
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You rock bro.... I would go about another option about that orange cap personally.....

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