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Old 12-07-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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Default Better Bottles/Plastic Fermenter vs Glass Carboys

Hey im thinking of getting another fermenter since i only have the one-the one that came with the kit is plastic- i was thinking of getting another one for my secondary fermenter, or just as another primary. I just wanted to see what people thought about the better bottles, or plastic fermenters, and the glass carboys



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Plastic... And yes I voted



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I'll never use a glass carboy again
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/broken-glass-carboy-horror-stories-compendium-376523/

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I voted plastic and will EVERY time.

Glass is too heavy for me and also too dangerous to risk. IMO

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hey im from ramona san diego too, out here on black canyon but thanks for the advise just seeing all those broken glass made me weiry about glass carboy but ill see how the rest of the post goes
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Plastic for me. Nothing wrong with glass as long as you follow some common sense guide lines though.

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Plastic buckets are great for 5G batches. Easy to clean, cheap and safe. I agree, the horror stories thread keeps me from wanting a glass carboy. Granted, many people swear by them and don't have horror stories. The key differences are whether you want to watch fermentation which you can't do in a bucket, but can do in a glass carboy or better bottle or long term bulk aging which is where glass carboys really shine due to the impermeability.

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hey im from ramona san diego too, out here on black canyon but thanks for the advise just seeing all those broken glass made me weiry about glass carboy but ill see how the rest of the post goes
I have a 6 gallon glass carboy for sale
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i'm a one gallon brewer... i use glass carboys for everything.

that said, if i were doing 5 gallon batches i would be using plastic every time

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Plastic isn't just plastic. There is hdpe and then there is pete (which Better Bottles are made from). Hydrophobic and an 02 transmission rate 53x lower than "buckets".



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