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jay29

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Just brewed a beer today, Jamil's Ordinary Bitter.

After the wort cooled, I put a gallon of spring water into my carboy. Then I started to add some wort and stopped to give it a little shake. Well, the carboy BROKE because I maybe got a little to aggressive on my cement floor. Quickly put another carboy into service and pressed on. Looks Like I over compensated the water. Well, the original gravity was supposed to be 1.038. Mine is now 1.034. So about 3.15% alcohol. It was supposed to be 3.6%. I hope it comes out right taste wise.

Lesson: Put a towel or some kind of cushion underneath carboy.
 

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That sucks but at least you saved most of it. Another good reason to use plastic bucket or carboy.
 

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Glass carboy on a cement floor? Sounds like you were flirting with disaster. I'm glad you weren't hurt.
 

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Wow, shaking a glass carboy on a cement floor. At least you were not hurt.

If I use a glass carboy it is always in a milk crate for protection. I will not even ever set a carboy on a bare floor.
 

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Any fermentation vessel on a cement floor can be a bad idea, especially in the northern states. You may find it a challenge to get the fermentation started, as the cement floor can keep it too cool.
 

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Any fermentation vessel on a cement floor can be a bad idea, especially in the northern states. You may find it a challenge to get the fermentation started, as the cement floor can keep it too cool.
This is true for sure as the temperature can be quite a bit warmer even a few inches above the floor. In any case a plastic bucket would be much safer because they don't break if bumped on concrete and if they do manage to break they won't slice you to ribbons like glass can.
 
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