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Old 08-01-2009, 07:08 AM   #1
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Found a pyrex carboy on craigslist which got me wondering if there is any downside vs. glass.

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

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Old 08-01-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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Glass is easy to clean, and care for, just don't drop it or pour hot liquids into it and you are gravvy baby!!!!!!!

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Old 08-01-2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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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/

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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.

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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

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Old 08-02-2009, 12:58 AM   #6
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Glass is easy to clean, and care for, just don't drop it or pour hot liquids into it and you are gravvy baby!!!!!!!

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
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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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