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I agree that it's probably safe if it's just cracked. To be safe let it sit a couple of days and don't try yo get every last drop out of the carboy.
I hadn't broken a carboy in 9 years and now I've broken 2 in the last 2 months. There was no significant injury, but in the second case my pyrex had fallen from the edge of the freezerdor and cracked the side of a carboy full of precious IPA. The break was very clean and didn't appear to generate small shards. I had just put gelatin in the carboy. I was able to pour the beer into another carboy in a sanitary manner.Do you think the beer is safe? My thought is that any glass particles, if present, will fall to the bottom and become encapsulated in the gelatin. I am going to bottle that portion and will be racking it to a bottling vessel prior. It would take terrible luck to get any glass particles through 2 transfers with the final being a bottling wand.What would you do?
I really like kegs for long term storage as opposed to carboys. That way, they're dual purpose.
I agree with tossing this beer, but glass is great for long storage, unless you happen to have an overwhelming supply of kegs.
Personally, I'd toss the beer. To me, it's just not worth the risk. I'm not necessarily telling you to do that, just saying that's what I'd do.I really like kegs for long term storage as opposed to carboys. That way, they're dual purpose.