how to lift carboys

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how to lift carboys

Postby danbrew » Tue Oct 08, 2002 3:15 pm

I am looking for an inexpensive way to lift carboys from the floor to counter height.
Home built is OK.
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Postby jayhawk » Tue Oct 08, 2002 3:22 pm

I have heard of people converting old weight lifting machines in to keg lifters. Or maybe you could set up a pulley system on a track, which would be bolted in to the joists of your ceiling. You would have to build a little carboy basket to make sure the thing didn't fall out. How about a jack with a platform big enough for a carboy to sit on. That would be easy to store and less obtrusive than the pulley idea. Just some thoughts off the top of my head.
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Lifting carboys.

Postby Brewer2001 » Tue Oct 08, 2002 8:17 pm

If you are able to lift 50 Lbs. here are two inexpensive ways to lift carboys. Most brew supply houses carry a carboy handle that cost about $5.50. This works well but you should not lift the weight of a filled carboy by its neck without supporting the bottom. A second method is to 'find' an old milk crate that is as wide as the diameter of your carboy (I think that 5 and 6 gallon carboys have the same diameter). The crate will help you in lifting and storing your carboy.

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