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chadrut72 01-05-2012 12:37 AM

carboy
 
what are the pros and cons when using a glass carboy

annasdadhockey 01-05-2012 12:40 AM

Pros...

Visually see fermentation
no air permeability
easy to clean
resists scratching
etc.


Cons....
Heavy
harder to dry hop in
you could cut yourself badly if it breaks
etc.


With that said, I use glass.

poislb 01-05-2012 12:40 AM

Pros:

Wont scratch/bacteria cant hide if properly cleaned
Ya can monitor your beer easily
As long as ya dont break it, it will last forever


Cons:
Heavy when filled
Breakable (bad news)
More expensive

chadrut72 01-05-2012 12:44 AM

i hear alot of people talking about switching to buckets is one better than the other or just prefrence

poislb 01-05-2012 12:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chadrut72 (Post 3628698)
i hear alot of people talking about switching to buckets is one better than the other or just prefrence

Personel preferance, all will do the same job...Although ya hear more stories of the lids popping off buckets than anything. Reason being is ya cant see whats going on. I always throw a blow off tube on my carboys for the first 5 days or so...Better than mopping the ceiling

chadrut72 01-05-2012 12:56 AM

whats the easiest way to clean. is a bottle washer necessary

mux 01-05-2012 12:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chadrut72
whats the easiest way to clean. is a bottle washer necessary

Easiest way http://www.carboycleaner.com/

Cheapest way
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000E6...dir_mdp_mobile

ChoochNW 01-05-2012 03:36 AM

Gotta give props to the Better Bottle Carboys, best of both worlds IMHO. Only use the bucket when I have to add a lot of dry hops or other adjuncts.


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