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philrose 08-01-2009 07:08 AM

pyrex carboy
 
Found a pyrex carboy on craigslist which got me wondering if there is any downside vs. glass.

Cost, weight (?)....anything?

Schnitzengiggle 08-01-2009 07:55 AM

Glass is easy to clean, and care for, just don't drop it or pour hot liquids into it and you are gravvy baby!!!!!!!:drunk:

bendavanza 08-01-2009 09:29 AM

Pyrex is boroscillicate (spelling?) glass. It's resistant to temperature changes. I've never seen a carboy but it sounds like a nice thing to have. post a pic. hmm a quick search of the forum provides http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/pyrex-fermenter-75661/

BBBF 08-01-2009 12:17 PM

I picked one up a couple weeks ago. I haven't used it yet, but I see no disadvantage to glass, other than price and they might be heavier. New they cose $200+, but you can get them used for less than $30. The wider nick and lack of thermal shock can be an advantage.

Elfmaze 08-01-2009 12:56 PM

i sometimes used to steam sanatize my carboys. A pyrex one would have been awsome! Cooldown is a carefull process. but it guarenteed a sterile fermenter

philrose 08-02-2009 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Schnitzengiggle (Post 1464266)
Glass is easy to clean, and care for, just don't drop it or pour hot liquids into it and you are gravvy baby!!!!!!!:drunk:


Isn't pyrex all of those things but also stronger/heat resistant?

We had an old measuring cup and I remember dropping that thing on the floor at least a couple times with no breakage

PAC762 08-02-2009 01:31 AM

I have one. I find it difficult to get a stopper to stick. The one I have has an odd shaped neck that doesn't give much surface area for the stopper to hold. I need to dry the star-san off to get more friction. Otherwise, it works well.


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