Carboy Carrier Review

by Billy Broas



A glass carboy full of beer is a heavy object. If there is one thing that’s true about homebrewers, it’s that if there is a problem, someone will invent a homebrewing gadget to solve it.

In this video I review the carboy carrier from MoreBeer.com. It is a strap that buckles around a carboy, providing easy lifting and carrying.

I was very impressed with the carboy carrier. It made the carboy seem very light, and it works better than the handles I previously used. I highly recommend the carboy carrier.

Do you use anything to help you carry your carboys?

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Jorge August 20, 2010 at 11:36 am

Billy,

I have wanted to buy one of those, but since I use my plastic buckets more than my carboys I just haven’t gotten off my butt to go out and buy one (or order online)…

Anyways, great video…

Jorge

PS… I’m sending you an email

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Andy August 20, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Hey Billy,

I use glass carboys for fermentation and have considered one of these carriers. My big concern is this: I often/almost always keep my full carboys in plastic bins filled with cold water and change the ice packs once or twice daily in order to maintain optimal temps. If I got one of these, it would be soaking in water for weeks or possibly months (depending on the brew), and I was concerned that the threads would/could weaken over time and really create a hell of a mess.

If I didn’t need to regulate the temps in this way, I’d’ve gotten a couple of these Brew Haulers already. Know or read anything about this type of situation?

As always, thanks for the great reviews. Very kind of you.

Andy (a/k/a Nigel)

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Billy Broas August 21, 2010 at 11:59 am

@Jorge Thanks for the compliment. Yea a plastic bucket definitely beats the carboys in transportability. I’ve yet to ferment in one, but might do it for some fruit beers I want to make where the large opening would help.

@Andy I’m actually in the exact same situation. Especially in the summer months, I do my fermentations in a swamp cooler. Since these come off pretty easily, you can just lower it into the swamp cooler and then remove it. It just takes unbuckling and sliding it off the bottom. Moving from the swamp cooler will be trickier since you have to put the carrier back on, so I’ll probably take the carboy out first, hook up the carrier, and then move it. I’ll let you know for sure when I try it but I really don’t think it will be a problem. I wouldn’t leave it soaking in there for long time, as you pointed out.

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Jerry August 31, 2010 at 7:20 am

I use plastic milk or storage crates. I’ve been lucky enough to find people throwing them out, but have seen them in the big retail stores.

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Brew Hauler, Inc January 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

Andy,

To answer your question about the Brew Hauler being able to with stand water. The entire product is synthetic. From the webbing to the threads, so you should have no worries.
Again, because the Brew Hauler is 100% synthetic there is no need to remove the carrier once you have it properly installed onto your carboy. You can brew, lager, clean, sterilize and store your carboy with the Brew Hauler on it.
The easiest way to put your Brew Hauler on your carboy is with it being empty and laid on it’s side. However, we have put them on many fully fermenting carboys ourselves.
We take pride in the fact that The Brew Hauler is a 100% American made product. Invented and designed by a home brewer!
Thanks for your continued support,
Beth Raich, VP,
Brew Hauler, Inc

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Billy Broas January 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Hi Beth, thanks for stopping in and answering Andy’s question. Also, putting it on the carboy from the side is a great tip. Why didn’t I think of that? Cheers!

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Joel October 29, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Would you like to try the All-in-One Carboy Cover?

It’s an improved design by covering the carboy from light, nice handles for lifting onto counters and use when cleaning, and incase you drop it the glass is contained in the cover which is a ton safer.

We would be glad to send you one to checkout Billy, let me know what size.

Carboy.net

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