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Offline scottNU

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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2014, 08:16:41 AM »

>:( >:(was using brew hauler. 5gallon shifted when I picked it up, the straps spread and it slid out. 6 inches off concrete floor. All it took. Glass beer everywhere. Going to plastic.

Sorry about that. Brew hauler needs to give you a refund! ;)

I've had good luck with my Brew Hauler, but this is a good warning to make sure the straps are secure and don't trust the hauler blindly.  Thanks for the warning!

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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2014, 09:15:09 AM »

>:( >:(was using brew hauler. 5gallon shifted when I picked it up, the straps spread and it slid out. 6 inches off concrete floor. All it took. Glass beer everywhere. Going to plastic.

Sorry about that. Brew hauler needs to give you a refund! ;)

I'm sorry you lost your beer and I'm glad (hopeful?) you weren't injured.
That said, it's hard for me to imagine how this could happen if you took the time to make sure the straps were flat against the glass, evenly distributed around the carboy and as snug as you could tighten them. Doing this and lifting squarely from the handles I've never had any problem and find my BruHaulers to work great.  Moved 13 gallons last night out of chest freezers without a problem.   
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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #32 on: January 27, 2014, 12:26:11 PM »
I'd never heard of one slipping out of a brew-hauler before - good to know this is a possibility. I figure if the straps are adjusted correctly, this kind of mishap shouldn't happen. I also employ the help of my wife when carrying a full carboy downstairs - I just can't see carrying that thing on my own, even with the brew-hauler.
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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2014, 09:26:03 PM »
That's why I switched to better bottles a couple of years ago.   You have to clean them right away, but other than that they work well.  I've dropped one full of wort and only lost a pint (note: the blue carry handles only work with the hard plastic stoppers, not rubber ones!).

This lets me use my no-muss, no-fuss, auto-shake aeration method:

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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #34 on: January 29, 2014, 05:14:12 AM »

That's why I switched to better bottles a couple of years ago.   You have to clean them right away, but other than that they work well.  I've dropped one full of wort and only lost a pint (note: the blue carry handles only work with the hard plastic stoppers, not rubber ones!).

This lets me use my no-muss, no-fuss, auto-shake aeration method:


Awesome. I bet those two would love to destroy dough balls in the mash tun, too.
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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2014, 05:56:00 AM »
That picture pretty much sums up why I went back to buckets and BBs.  My beer is just as clean.
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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #36 on: January 29, 2014, 06:06:01 AM »
Great picture. Looks like a couple of great brewing assistants there!
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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #37 on: January 29, 2014, 07:19:48 AM »
Damn I got to get me some of those brew-dwarves. I bet they work for peanuts...
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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #38 on: January 29, 2014, 07:54:32 AM »
Damn I got to get me some of those brew-dwarves. I bet they work for peanuts...

I thought they were gremlins trying to get his beer.
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Re: Broke my glass carboy today
« Reply #39 on: January 29, 2014, 08:20:33 AM »
That picture pretty much sums up why I went back to buckets and BBs.  My beer is just as clean.

This.  I cracked a glass carboy with one of my kids near enough to freak me out. Got rid of them thereafter (the glass carboys, not the kids).
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