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I recently received a big mouth bubbler for Christmas and when I went to clean it after fermentation the bubbler shattered in my hands. Luckily I didn't get to cut. I contacted Midwest supply they stated they were had a new manufacturer for the product and would send me out a new big mouth bubbler. I just received it I have not used it yet but it is ...
Use a Better Bottle. Obviously not the huge open mouth of the Bubbler, but unbreakable, very safe, and sturdy. Just use some PBW and/or Starsan to easily clean.
In addition to what others have said, thermal shock could have played a role as well. If the carboy was warm and your concrete floor significantly colder then the temperature shock could have shattered the glass. Your floor mats will now insulate the glass from the very cold floor.
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