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Old 09-20-2013, 02:23 AM   #1
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Went to swirl my starter (which is only 24hrs old) and my pinkie finger cracked and put a dime sized hole in my 1 gallon carboy! The cut on my finger is the least of my worries, i just hope my yeast will be ok?! I sprayed star san over everthing then patched hole with foil to get by.. Luckily it cracked above krausen but still. Im not happy! Just had rant a bit
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:20 AM   #2
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Sounds like you may want to invest in a more robust 1gallon carboy... I would think you would have a hard time cracking one of those gallon wine jugs.

 
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #3
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I guess so. It looked fine, and felt hefty.
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #4
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There are TONS of horror story threads on here about broken carboys. I hate when I run out of FV's and have to use on of my glass carboys. Glad to hear the injury wasn't too serious. Are you brewing a red IPA? I am sure there are a lot of good names for the brew to be had there.
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:00 PM   #5
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Lol actually it is an ipa however a black one
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:30 PM   #6
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Wait . . . I'm still having trouble with you putting a hole in the side of a one gallon jug with your finger.

If I were you, I'd be using plastic cups or only drinking your beer from a can.

 
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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Wait . . . I'm still having trouble with you putting a hole in the side of a one gallon jug with your finger.

If I were you, I'd be using plastic cups or only drinking your beer from a can.
What, swirling your starter has never resulted in that?

You need to work on your manly handshake.

Or something.

 
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #8
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Wait . . . I'm still having trouble with you putting a hole in the side of a one gallon jug with your finger.

If I were you, I'd be using plastic cups or only drinking beer from a can.
No kidding right. I was actually drinking from a can the night it happened! Was weird. When I was swirling the airlock was bubbling like crazy when it cracked/made hole.. could pressure inside jug been a factor?
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #9
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No kidding right. I was actually drinking from a can the night it happened! Was weird. When I was swirling the airlock was bubbling like crazy when it cracked/made hole.. could pressure inside jug been a factor?
Under pressure?


Do you do strong (ale) man competitions?

 
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:48 PM   #10
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Lol actually it is an ipa however a black one
Please post your Black IPA recipe.

 
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