Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
- Sep 19, 2013
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Yes, I know about glass. You said "I have noticed." Have you in fact observed problems with cleaning carboys with hot water? I have not.
Cookware is a different type of glass; Pyrex or borosilicate glass isn't as susceptible to cracking from heat as normal glass but can still break if it's extreme enough. If you want to try it take a wine bottle and alternate running under a hot tap and dunking it in a bowl of ice water, it'll eventually break. Or take that cookware out of the oven and set it on some cold water you didn't notice was on the counter. I ruined dinner one night that way, whole dish split.My intention is not to doubt the comments of others but this hot water cracking is a little hard to accept. We put glassware in our dishwashers all the time that immediately gets blasted with hot water. Commerial dishwashers have preheat cycles to get the water even hotter prior to washing. When baking a cake you are putting a glass baking pan on a metal rack at over 350 degrees. I believe the cracking discussed had to come from a pre existing condition.
Odds are he had a microscopic fractureJust had a friend end up with a broken carboy that was just sitting under pressure using the headspace eliminator. Anyone else have this happen to them? The carboy developed a leak at the base and when he found it, he tried to move the carboy. The bottom fell off and he lost a whole batch of almost ready amarone.