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Old 07-31-2008, 02:46 AM   #11

Wow, you dodged a real bullet. Shattering that much glass could have caused some serious injury- and that's why I love my BBs.



 
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:32 AM   #12
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Sorry to hear that. Sure sounds like a great loss, but thankfully you didn't get any serious injuries. For that same reason I use better bottles. I'm such a clumsy person, I just couldn't take the risk. Sure hope you re compensate for the loss in the very near future.



 
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:32 AM   #13

What a tragedy! But to paraphrase my friend Oskaar, "Any carboy accident that doesn't involve arterial spray is a mark of good fortune."

 
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:59 PM   #14
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Those frickin' carboys scare the crap out of me for that reason.

PS - check this out - it might be useful:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=20779


 
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:50 PM   #15
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It's stories like this that made me go with the Better Bottle from the beginning.

 
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:55 PM   #17
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Damn. There is a thread around here somewhere, shows the pics of a member with a huge gash iirc. Stitches and all.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:43 PM   #18
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These are less than $10 at my LHBS.

The only thing stopping me from Better Bottles is that I don't want to scratch them with a brush... Also, can I use PBW in them? I have a lot of it.

 
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:46 PM   #19

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The only thing stopping me from Better Bottles is that I don't want to scratch them with a brush... Also, can I use PBW in them? I have a lot of it.
No need to brush. The plastic is slick so even dried krausen doesn't stay stuck for long if you fill with OxyClean and hot water and let 'er sit. Just make sure you rinse off the Oxy I'm sure PBW would do the trick just fine


 
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Old 08-01-2008, 05:03 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=DubbelDach;781669][IMG]
These are less than $10 at my LHBS.

Those belts are how i broke my second carboy (i bought a belt after breaking the first) ... i carefully lifted a full carboy with one and it just burst thru the side strap and broke ... converted to better bottles and my back feels a lot better too.



 
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