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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer for primary?
Glass carboy 85 34.55%
Better Bottle 55 22.36%
Bucket 106 43.09%
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Default Glass Carboy vs Better Bottle vs Bucket

It seems that most people prefer Better Bottles. I for one use glass carboys and couldn't be happier. Its just a preference thing. This poll isn't meant to start another discussion (we all know this has been debated to death...). I'm just curious about what the hard numbers are on this forum.

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Old 12-25-2008, 01:29 PM   #2
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Bucket is awesome. Cheap (less than half the cost of glass carboy). Easy to clean. Has a handle to carry and lift into fermentation chamber. Protects wort from light. You can drop it without going to the emergency room.

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Old 12-25-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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Better Bottle for Apfelwein
Bucket with spigot for Beer

Both are primary fermentation only. No secondaries.

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Buckets for now, but really interested in seeing where this goes

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Old 12-25-2008, 04:40 PM   #5
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Better Bottle for Apfelwein
Bucket with spigot for Beer

Both are primary fermentation only. No secondaries.

I prefer a bucket for a primary because it is easier to transfer from the brewpot into the bucket. I just put a sanitized paint strainer in the bucket and pour from the brewpot. The strainer catches the hops and other solids, and pouring also oxygenates the wort. I use better bottles as secondaries.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:43 PM   #6
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I'm slowly moving from buckets to more glass carboys.

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Glass is First class.................

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I have an all glass system but am thinking about expanding into kegs as secondaries

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i have a lot of glass but will not be buying anymore. got my first bb, and due to several factors, cost of glass exploding like my last dropped carboy, and my last dropped carboy, and the light weight of the bb, i will be only purchasing bb in the future.

my stamp of approval for bb, for what it's worth...

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I have an all glass system but am thinking about expanding into kegs as secondaries
I more or less do that most of the time. If 10 gallon corny kegs weren't so hard to find and expensive I'd probably use kegs for primary too.
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