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Old 09-15-2008, 06:38 PM   #11
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Had a similar experience at a bar once. The bartender set the glass down on the bar in front of me, took my $$ and turned around to the cash register to make change. There was a "click" and the glass split in two vertically, spewing the contents all over the bar. Most glass has a lot of internal residual stress from cooling from forming temperature. A small nick or flaw in the right location coupled with thermal shock can do strange things.


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Old 09-15-2008, 07:45 PM   #12

Glass is a funny substance like that. Not too long ago my dad had a drinking glass sitting on the kitchen counter (empty), we heard a crack and looked over and it had broken apart just sitting there. It hadn't even been filled with anything, he had just removed it from the cabinet and put it on the counter.

This is one of the reasons I don't trust glass carboys, even if you never bump or bang them they will just one second decide to break. Better bottles FTW!
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:50 PM   #13
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Glass is a funny substance like that. Not too long ago my dad had a drinking glass sitting on the kitchen counter (empty), we heard a crack and looked over and it had broken apart just sitting there. It hadn't even been filled with anything, he had just removed it from the cabinet and put it on the counter.

This is one of the reasons I don't trust glass carboys, even if you never bump or bang them they will just one second decide to break. Better bottles FTW!
Yeah I like my BB's and now after this I may sell all my glass and get more of them.
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