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Old 09-06-2013, 03:12 AM   #21
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I'd be concerned about being able to seal the bottom but more importantly, the structural integrity of the carboy now that you've put a hole in the base.

Be careful man; I could see all kinds of bad if you load it up full of liquid and that thing decides to split at the hole you created.

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:35 AM   #22
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Wow, that glass is thick on the bottom. I've been meaning to document my attempt at shatter proofing a carboy. Maybe tomorrow

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:43 AM   #23
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This is very cool! How do plan on controlling the flow when harvesting yeast?

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:53 AM   #24
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Why not just use a better bottle?

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:56 AM   #25
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i would like to see as well... my friend tried a similar type design with out the hole (a modified racking cane to vent co2) and found the angle of the carboy neck was not steep enough to drain the yeast properly. it should be around... what 60deg or something? if you figure that out you may be onto something

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:01 AM   #26
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Damn. props for your creativity and patience with the cut! Please post some of those pics of it in action when you get the stand made.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:31 AM   #27
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Man, that's the transparentest conical I ever did see! Cool concept.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:31 AM   #28
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Why not just use a better bottle?
Because plastics don't belong in brewing.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:55 AM   #29
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Why not just use a better bottle?
That's what I was thinking. My guess is he had an extra carboy sitting around readily available for use.

 
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:58 AM   #30
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Very interested! Lets see it with wort!

 
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