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Old 04-13-2008, 12:43 AM   #1
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So I was cleaning my primary today after racking to secondary, and I found what looks to be a scratch or a crack. What is this? Is it something to worry about?




 
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:06 AM   #2
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If it's a crack, you'll have to dispose of it. You don't want it coming apart while it's full of wort.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:11 AM   #3
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its hard to tell from the pictures but it looks more like a scratch on the outside. If its just a small scratch on the outside you shouldnt have to worry about it harboring bacteria. it could be a stress point that might lead to a crack, but I dont thinks its very likely. just be careful to not stress the carboy too much, try not to bump it, pour boiling water in it, or slide it on the floor (Ive scratched mine by sliding it on the floor when theres some dirt between it and the floor)

 
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:44 AM   #4
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That looks like a scratch all the way, if was crack you would be able to see some depth to it.

 
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:54 AM   #5
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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I can't see the first pic, but the second one looks just like a scratch. It should be alright.
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