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.
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?
Hey everybody it’s Billy from BillyBrew.com. If you saw my post on glass versus plastic carboys, you know that I like glass carboys. I think they look great, they are awesome, but I am kinda freaked out about having one shatter and causing bodily damage because it has happened to a decent amount of people. So if that is going to happen, if it’s going to shatter, it’s probably going to happen when you are transporting it. So either you drop it or you bump into something, but that’s when it’s going to happen.
I make sure I am really careful when I’m carrying it, but I came across a product that could help with that and I’m going to do a review of it. It is called the brew hauler. These are also called carboy carriers. I got this from MoreBeer.com. It’s a nylon strap. I’m going to set it up and give it a try and let you know what I think.
So this thing went on pretty easily and I’m sure it would have been even easier if the carboy was empty, but I never have empty glass carboys because I’m always brewing. Ok, moment of truth. I’m going to stand up and try to lift this thing. And hope that is doesn’t break and shatter all over the place.
Not too bad. It’s amazingly easy to lift. Easier than I thought. I’ll try to walk with it a little bit. Not bad at all. This is probably 60 pounds or so, and I’m definitely not the strongest guy in the world, so I’m pretty impressed by it.
Overall I think this thing is great. It was a cinch to put on and take off, and that means you can use it for multiple carboys you don’t need one for each carboy that you have. I was really surprised by how easy it was to lift. I thought it’d be easier than how I normally do it which is with this handle and holding it on the bottom like this. But it was amazingly light with this thing. And it didn’t break – my beer is still here.
So overall, I recommend one of these. It’s about $15, and if it protects your carboy and your beer than it’s worth it. Let me know if you have one, or let me know what you use. Thanks for watching. I’m Billy Broas from BillyBrew.com. Take care.