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« on: June 10, 2013, 03:05:46 PM »
I recently purchased this...
http://www.monsterbrew.com/Prod_CarboyHandle.cfm to use with this carboy...http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/6-gallon-glass-carboy.html

While the handle fits well and seems to work, there is some play on the carboy neck. Is this normal or should it not move at all?

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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 03:25:53 PM »
A bit of play is OK.  WARNING:  DO NOT lift a full carboy using these handles.  There have been more than a few cases of the neck of the carboy snapping off.  You can get badly hurt.  Use the handles only for lifting empty carboys.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2013, 03:50:11 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2013, 04:16:09 PM »
A lot of us have moved away from glass carboys due to the hazard they pose. I'll go out on a limb and say that I wouldn't recommend them at all; as any purported benefit is outweighed by the hazard they pose.
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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2013, 04:27:36 PM »
Handles are good, milk crates are better for moving them. I have many in milk crates with handles, so they can be pulled out for cleaning.
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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013, 04:40:35 PM »
I've been using these lately and really like them. http://morebeer.com/products/speidel-plastic-fermenter-30l-79-gal.html?site_id=9

Handles are built into the sides and are real sturdy.  A little pricey compare to plastic carboys, but some great advantages as well.
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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2013, 04:50:56 PM »
Now that looks really interesting! How easy are they to clean?
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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2013, 04:52:46 PM »
I've been using these lately and really like them. http://morebeer.com/products/speidel-plastic-fermenter-30l-79-gal.html?site_id=9

Handles are built into the sides and are real sturdy.  A little pricey compare to plastic carboys, but some great advantages as well.
I was just looking at them. Not sure how the spigot construction can be airtight though.

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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2013, 05:01:34 PM »
Now that looks really interesting! How easy are they to clean?

The are very easy to clean!  The opening up top is easily wide enough to reach in an clean all around the inside if you need.  All the parts of the lid and spigot come apart to clean also. 
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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2013, 05:03:04 PM »
I've been using these lately and really like them. http://morebeer.com/products/speidel-plastic-fermenter-30l-79-gal.html?site_id=9

Handles are built into the sides and are real sturdy.  A little pricey compare to plastic carboys, but some great advantages as well.
I was just looking at them. Not sure how the spigot construction can be airtight though.

The lid on top and the spigot have rubber gaskets to make air tight seals.  They also come with a cap, whcih has a rubber gasket also, to use on the bottom if you didn't want to use the spigot.
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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2013, 05:11:27 PM »
Can you see the beer at all?

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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2013, 05:19:57 PM »
The plastic is not as clear as the carboys so all you can see is the level of the beer. 
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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2013, 06:16:05 PM »
I use my carboy handles to carry full carboys all the time.  I know I shouldn't.  I also use glass.  I know one day i'll have the accident that makes me go to plastic and these http://www.midwestsupplies.com/the-brew-hauler.html

in the mean time, i'll probably be lazy and keep using my handles.

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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2013, 07:57:41 PM »
I think some sort of a mesh sock, kinda like those gloves that chefs use so they don't lop their fingers off, that would slide over the carboy to contain the shards of glass in the likelihood of an "event" of the sentinel variety- could go a long way towards preventing many nasty injuries.
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Re: carboy handle
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2013, 05:32:08 AM »
I use Brew Haulers. After buying one I liked it enough to buy more.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/the-brew-hauler.html
 
Two advantages besides being strong - Suspending the carboy from the handles is more stable, so less sloshing when carrying finished beer. Also, two people can each grab a handle to split the load.
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