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Old 10-31-2008, 07:55 PM   #1
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I am looking to start making my first purchases into the world of Home brew. I have looked everywhere and in every store for the equipment I want. I keep noticing this Better Bottle Carboy. Does anyone have any info on it. Is it as good as the Glass Carboy? I think I would prefer glass just wanted more insight on the Better Bottle Plastic Carboy.. Thanks..



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Old 10-31-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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OMG...seriously...this is what, the 4th one this week?

I'm not being rude, and there was no way of you knowing it, but this is brought up almost daily. Try out the search feature up top. You're gonna find days and days worth of threads on the subject and various opinions. Go with what works for you and what you're comfortable with. There is also a wiki page on the pros vs cons of both.

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Edit: Here's the link to the wiki page http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/index.php/Glass_Carboy_vs_Better_Bottle



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Old 10-31-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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Thanks.. I will go back and search.. I did a search for Better Bottle.. And couldnt find a listing.. Thats why I posted.,. I will go back and look.. thanks..

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Old 10-31-2008, 08:01 PM   #4
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Use the "search forums with google" option from the drop down. "Better Bottle" should produce several pages of results.

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Seriously. Can we just have a sticky?

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basically, Glass has the ability to seriously cut your face off/cut serious arteries. They get vary slippery when wet and are heavy. Better bottles won't shatter and send life threatening shards of very thick glass flying at your throat, wrists, etc. Plus better bottles are/will be comparable price wise as a major glass carboy manufacturer in Mexico is/has shut down.
Just buy a better bottle and don't scratch the inside. Use oxiclean with no scrubbing

This being said, I own 1 6.5G glass and 1 5 gallon Glass Carboy. These were purcahsed before I found HBT and used one. Every fermenter now with be a better bottle or ale pail

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Personally I like glass and have never ever had one slip from my grip when full. of course I'm 55 and 160 so I'm larger then most woman.


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send life threatening shards of very thick glass flying at your throat,
Good God man - are you a hand wringer or what LOL

I suppose you never put your hand out a window either! :-)
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A linky to Better Bottle's web site: Better-Bottle bottles / Better-Bottle carboys for home winemaking and home brewing

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Personally I like glass and have never ever had one slip from my grip when full. of course I'm 55 and 160 so I'm larger then most woman.



Good God man - are you a hand wringer or what LOL

I suppose you never put your hand out a window either! :-)
I always forget that people are so much smaller than me. I'm 6'3" and like 360, so a full carboy is still not that big to me.
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I prefer glass, but it is heavy and slippery when wet. You can get over the slipperiness by using latex gloves, but a 6.5g carboy with 5g beer weighs over 60 lbs. I can lift one without any problems, but my wife can't.

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