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Old 10-28-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Glass carboys versus better bottles

Are there any detrimental issues with the plastic carboys? I have heard that glass is heavy. It is temperature sensitive. But what are the negative aspects of the better bottle? Do they absorb flavors? Or are they completely no porous? I'm wondering what do the majority of you use and why. Thanks.

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Did I start some sort oif controversy?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:23 PM   #4
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It's a hot debate and one brought up almost weekly. Try out the search function up top and search plastic, better bottle, etc.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:26 PM   #5
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I wont' throw stones....cause I have glass carboys!

I hate better bottles...and all that they stand for...Finally got over it and ordered one anyway!

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I was anti better bottle until I got one...The only drawback to better bottles is they suck airlock juice when you move them...other than that there are a few reasons why they are in fact, better.

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It is kind of difficult to search for a thread on better bottles vs carboys. The search engine takes out the word better and vs because they are too common, so you are left with a bunch of threads that mention carboys and bottles.

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Hit #5 on a search for plastic is a thread on glass vs plastic.
Hit #4 on a search for better bottle is the wiki page.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind..._Better_Bottle

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It is kind of difficult to search for a thread on better bottles vs carboys. The search engine takes out the word better and vs because they are too common, so you are left with a bunch of threads that mention carboys and bottles.
If you hit "Search" on the little nav bar above, there is an option for an integrated Google search, pretty much eliminates the problem.

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Old 10-28-2008, 10:42 PM   #10
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I hate better bottles...and all that they stand for...Finally got over it and ordered one anyway!
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