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Displaced Hick
12-07-2009, 07:37 PM
I was heading out to clean out the 3 carboys I had soaking outside for a day and was met with a ghastly sight. There, lying in the remains of what used to be a 5 gallon carboy was the handle that used to decorate its neck. Nearby were the remains of the twin 3 gallon carboys, the adhesive thermometer resting on shattered glass the only way to tell them apart.

I know this could have been avoided, it was a lapse of judgment on my part. I didn't think to check the night temps and if I had, would never have put the innocent vessels in any type of danger.

AToE
12-07-2009, 07:39 PM
Yikes! They were filled to the brim I'd expect?

akueck
12-07-2009, 07:53 PM
I'm glad they didn't break while you were around! I was worried from your title.

socpsy
12-08-2009, 08:27 AM
Ouch! http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a349/socpsy/azz.gif Do you have spares?

Displaced Hick
12-08-2009, 12:55 PM
AtoE, yep they were filled to the brim, but only one shattered. The bottoms of the other two were busted out.

Socpsy, the only carboy I have left is a 5 gallon that has a wildflower/blackberry honey traditional aging in it.

socpsy
12-08-2009, 01:21 PM
Socpsy, the only carboy I have left is a 5 gallon that has a wildflower/blackberry honey traditional aging in it.

Bummer! If you were close by, you could borrow one of my Better Bottles.

Medsen Fey
12-08-2009, 01:22 PM
Sounds like Santa needs to bring you a Better Bottle or a Keg for Christmas! :icon_santa: