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majorvices:
Super dangerous idea to add boiling - or even hot - liquid to carboy. Ever! The last thing you want to happen is a carboy to shatter in your hands. There have been many people over the years who have had serious laceration from breaking carboys. Serious loss of blood! It's probably a good idea to start reminding people of the dangers of glass carboys again.

timberati:

--- Quote from: hokerer on November 26, 2011, 08:46:16 PM ---At least it was in the sink, better than all over the floor.

Now, get thee a better bottle as a replacement

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+1

I've been using Better Bottles for years. They cost much less than any trip to an emergency room.

denny:

--- Quote from: majorvices on November 27, 2011, 07:27:59 AM ---Super dangerous idea to add boiling - or even hot - liquid to carboy. Ever! The last thing you want to happen is a carboy to shatter in your hands. There have been many people over the years who have had serious laceration from breaking carboys. Serious loss of blood! It's probably a good idea to start reminding people of the dangers of glass carboys again.

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THIS^^^^....NEVER put hot liquid in a carboy or use hot water to clean it.  several of mine even have a warning stamped on the bottom.

chezteth:
I have made the mistake of putting hot water into a glass carboy to dissolve some bentonite.  The next morning I found grape juice running across my kitchen floor.  The carboy had cracked along the bottom allowing the juice to leak out. Fortunately, I was able to rescue the juice without the carboy breaking completely.  I do not put hot water in glass carboys anymore.

wiley:

--- Quote from: majorvices on November 27, 2011, 07:27:59 AM ---Super dangerous idea to add boiling - or even hot - liquid to carboy. Ever! The last thing you want to happen is a carboy to shatter in your hands. There have been many people over the years who have had serious laceration from breaking carboys. Serious loss of blood! It's probably a good idea to start reminding people of the dangers of glass carboys again.

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Agreed! Prior to moving to stainless conicals, I was using plastic conicals for this very reason. Had an unfortunate meeting between the bottom of a carboy and a concrete floor a few years back, which resulted in a good gash on the bottom of my foot and the loss of a Corsendonk clone. Two lessons learned that day:

1) Never step foot in your brewing space with sandals, even if it's just to check the temperature of a fermenting batch. You'll likely end up messing around with something else, and it's best to be protected.

2) Increase your level of caution around anything glass in the brewing space -- even seemingly harmless pint glasses can cause some serious problems.

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