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Title: Carboy Hauler
Post by: ndcube on January 06, 2010, 05:02:15 PM
Anyone ever use this product?  Is it an assest to your brewery?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/fermenting-equipment/carboy-accessories/the-brew-hauler.html
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: hamiltont on January 06, 2010, 05:20:55 PM
I just use a milk crate.  Even lazier, I attached the crate to a small furniture dolly with bungie cords so I didn't have to carry it.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: schristian619 on January 06, 2010, 06:09:23 PM
I use these and love them.  I ferment in a temp controlled chest freezer and these are essential for getting the carboys in/out of the freezer. 
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: bluesman on January 06, 2010, 09:23:01 PM
I use these and love them.  I ferment in a temp controlled chest freezer and these are essential for getting the carboys in/out of the freezer. 

+1

Makes transporting them safer and easier.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: dean on January 06, 2010, 10:32:02 PM
I've been thinking of getting one of them too.  Right now I transport cooled wort into the house from the brew shed so sometimes it worries me.  I fell last week on my porch when I went out to get the mail, damn happy I wasn't moving wort in a carboy!   :o
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: rep on January 06, 2010, 11:08:38 PM
Don't hesitate, it is a very good product.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: gail on January 06, 2010, 11:28:27 PM
I ended up buying a carboy bag from B3.  It's much like the BrewHauler but has longer handles and black heavy fabric that covers the carboy.  Being a bit weaker than you guys, I found I needed to move my carboy by placing both handles in the crook of my arm (inner elbow) to safely move the full carboy from place to place.  I would find it very hard to have one hand on either side of the carboy as in a milk crate or short-handled hauler and try to walk with a full carboy (too dangerous for me!).  I contacted the BrewHauler folks about a year ago, however, and they said they could make the handles to any length I specified.  When I need to get a new hauler, I plan on going that route as it's a bit cheaper than the carboy bag.  I do like the black fabric cover on the bag, though.
Gail
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: dhacker on January 07, 2010, 03:38:08 AM
I use these and love them.  I ferment in a temp controlled chest freezer and these are essential for getting the carboys in/out of the freezer. 


Got 4 . . love 'em all.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: ndcube on January 07, 2010, 01:41:46 PM
Thanks.  I like my better bottles but still like the glass carboys better for the most part.

I don't have a problem lifting or carrying them at all but I always cringe when I'm carrying one up/down stairs.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: alemental on January 08, 2010, 11:03:59 PM
Great product! Love 'em.
I bought one, measured it, and made a few copies of my own. But with a longer draw strap, as the ones that come with tho original are barely long enough to do a 6.5 gallon carboy. Very simple job.
Webbing and buckles are available here:
http://www.owfinc.com/ (http://www.owfinc.com/)
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: makemehoppy on January 09, 2010, 02:29:05 PM
I had trouble with the milk crate. I found I had a hard time holding it by the crate handles. I had one of those large plastic buckets that would hold a 1/2 barrel and ice and use that. The handles are easy to grip and I have no problem getting down the stairs to my fermentation fridge.
Those carboy haulers look pretty good and I'd buy one if I could try it out first to see how I like it.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: Flyin on January 13, 2010, 11:54:55 PM
Like everyone else... Got one & love it. Won't move a carboy without it.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: Hokerer on January 14, 2010, 02:27:37 AM
Yep, love mine also.  Will probably get another one just because I couldn't live without it if something happened to my first one.  ;D
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: dontblake on January 23, 2010, 12:14:50 AM
+12 on the milk crate.  Just about each of my carboys lives in one - makes it pretty easy to get wort into the basement.
I do have a carboy hauler, however, and do indeed like it.   The only problem is that I have it on a carboy of mead and have only had to pick it up once or twice.  Smart, huh?
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: ndcube on January 23, 2010, 02:07:34 PM
I got mine and it's great except that you really need more than one.  Kind of a pain to get on a full carboy but it's doable.
Title: Re: Carboy Hauler
Post by: beerrat on January 23, 2010, 10:08:00 PM
Anyone ever use this product?  Is it an assest to your brewery?

http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/brewing-equipment/fermenting-equipment/carboy-accessories/the-brew-hauler.html

My #2 must have brewing devices.   This device saved my back and kept me doing 5gal. batches.  Else would have been making  3gal. batches or splitting the 5gal between smaller carboys.