From the HBD Archive
From: "2645 RUTH, GUY R." <grruth@sandia.gov>
Subject: re: Glass carboy blow up
Date: 1989-12-21 14:58:00 GMT

Chris Shenton writes:

> With this kind of pressure, I'd worry about glass shrapnel from a carboy
> primary. Any thoughts? Ideas why heavy brews blow up? Thanks.

I used a glass carboy with a blow off tube connected to an airlock ONCE.
Unfortunately, the tube got clogged so the pressure built up enough to blow the
airlock out completely. In the process my wife and I got to scrape gunk off
the ceiling for about an hour.

Unless you clamp the stopper, or whatever you're using, down so tight that it
won't budge, I wouldn't worry about the carboy exploding

>> Guy <<


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