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Old 07-01-2008, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Better-Bottle for long term mead aging?

I was thinking about going to plastic for my carboy's. I only have one glass 6.5 gal that I'm using for primary fermentation of a basic mead now. I'd like to age it for several months and am concerned about the headspace in there for long term bulk aging (I have about a gallon of headspace in there).

My question is, can I use the Better-bottle for aging for 6 months or should I stick with glass?

Has anyone ever used one, what was your experience?

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Old 07-01-2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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I think Better Bottles are pretty much as impermeable to oxygen as glass carboys are.

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Old 07-01-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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I own two of them and they work fine for bulk aging.

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Old 07-03-2008, 06:43 AM   #4
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im using all glass right now, but I've read alot about how people swear by their better bottles. whats usually the issue of debate is oxidation. 6 months seems like a long time for the plastic though, you might wanna make the glass carboy your secondary and use the better bottle as a primary, since it wont spend any where near as long in there.

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I have heard that Better Bottles, with their PET+? plastic transfers no O2. But I believe advertisers less than lawyers so if anyone has used a BB for six to two years I would really love to hear about it. (Has BB even been around for two years, My sense of time is pretty bad).

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if anyone has used a BB for six to two years I would really love to hear about it.
My Thoughts exactly.
I know glass is good to go. When you've bulk aged $100 worth of mead in a better bottle for 2 years, and it's still fine, I might get one. I'd be all about them for use as fermentors though....except I can get like 3 ale Pails for the cost of 1 better bottle.
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