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I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified

Northern Brewer/Midwest has come under a lot of pressure as of lately regarding their glass Big Mouth Bubbler product line. They've confirmed that they are curating their reviews that are submitted ...
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How to remove Corona bottle printing?

I just wanted to let you know, in case anyone else could find this useful. Hydrochloric acid alone worked perfectly, the bottle was put into it for less than 20 minutes, and after that it was rinsed ...
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I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified

Yeah, it pretty much is a constant risk. I broke 3 before I stopped using glass, one of them by just setting it carefully on a carpeted floor. I finally switched over to buckets and wonder why I ...
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How to remove Corona bottle printing?

Soak in StarSan. Mix starsan as you would normally. Submerge bottles and soak for a day or so. Use a stainless steel scrubber (ball of stainless steel for cleaning pots/pans) to scrub off the paint. ...
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Bubbles within glass

When I cleaned demi-johns and glass bottles by soaking in a solution of PBW and hypochlorite bleach I noticed a build up of some insoluble compound on the surface of the glass that looked similar to ...
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Storing beer in a 25L plastic container instead of bottles

It seems the problem you have is with being able to keep pressure in a controlled way. If the only issue what the container you could always use a PET carboy or something similar. There is no way this ...
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I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified

In response to your question about precautions, to add to the other good advice, both Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies recommend using their brew hauler that is specially tailored to the Big Mouth ...
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Where to buy 2 Gallon or 4 Gallon carboy?

I have not found glass carboys in those sizes unfortunately. However... I love my 3-gallon glass vase fermenter (on the right in picture below, also have a 1.25-gallon on left). Have to be very ...
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Where to buy 2 Gallon or 4 Gallon carboy?

Northern Brewer make the "Little big mouth bubbler" and other sizes, I have seen them used in youtube videos and they look great (thick glass) and easy to clean. I am awaiting stock to ...
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How to remove Corona bottle printing?

I used 5 tablespoons one step cleaner and instead of water I used white vinegar and put about 3 tablespoons of powdered citric acid for good measure. I did add water to top up level to cover over the ...
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Is there anyway to tell if a glass bottle of beer is carbonated without opening it?

I combine the bubbles and yeast idea. Observation is a scientific approach. If you turn it upside down quickly and make some bubbles , there is definitely co2 released by the yeast. Oxygen alone may ...
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I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified

The company got sued. They now produce a new version and the old one is literally gone from the internet sites. The only reason a company would call back their old stock is if they were forced to do ...
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I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified

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 ...
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I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified

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.
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I just had my Big Mouth Bubbler carboy shatter, now I'm terrified

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 ...

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