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Offline Joe Sr.

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Re: Broke a glass carboy this morning
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2012, 08:00:43 AM »
Yes.  I was using the handle.

I typically rest the carboy on the floor while I pour it out and I have rubber matting on the cement floor as a precaution.

I was hurrying and being lazy and tipped the carboy too far.  The neck rested on the edge of the floor drain and all the weight went on to the shoulder of the carboy.  It cracked, popped out a big piece of glass and water went everywhere.  Stoopid.

It was one of those things where you go "this is bad idea" as you're doing it.

The kids love to be around when I'm brewing, so I just think I ought to do away with glass and any possible risk therefrom.
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