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  1. #1
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    Jan 2011
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    Great Falls Montana
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    Default Did you know how thin

    I found out just how fragile and thin a layer of glass a five gallon carboy contains! I need to come up with an outside micrometer, but I have never gotten a throw away glass packaging that wasn't three times as thick. I was sliding a freshly racked five gallon carboy of mead and I just barely tapped it into something a half inch up the side from the thicker bottom. I kicked over the five gallon bucket full of Idophor sanitizer and was able to save half of the batch by getting the carboy into that emptied bucket.

    If you purchase a Five gallon carboy from Midwest Brewing brand "imake" on the bottom, BE Aware you are dealing with a glass eggshell! If this is as good as carboys get, I am going to lose class points and use the epe carboys!

  2. #2
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    May 2010
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    Otsego County, MI
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    Default Re: Did you know how thin

    I am sorry for your loss. Nice heads-up thinking at a time of crisis on using the sanitizer bucket to save it, BTW.

  3. #3
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    Lemont, Il U.S.A.
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    Default Re: Did you know how thin

    Quit playing with glass. I switched to stainless years ago. Lightweight, easy to clean and durable.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Did you know how thin

    Kegs?

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