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Old 12-07-2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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It really depends on what I'm brewing.... Anything that is going to be aged for months or years goes into a glass carboy. everything else just goes into buckets.

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Old 12-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #12
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I have both but use glass mostly. I think plastic buckets are easier for dry hopping becuase getting the hops in and then cleaned out is a hassle. If you get a glass carboy get an orange handle for the neck but put it below the bulge at the base of the neck. These handles make carrying much easier.

Don't understand the fear i have never had one break and i have bumped them pretty hard on my cement garage floor.

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Old 12-07-2013, 08:41 PM   #13
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I have 2 glass and 7 plastic carboys. The glass are ALWAYS in a plastic bottle crate, full or empty, for ease and safety. I prefer the plastic and only use the glass to vacuum degas wine.

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I vote Better bottle. But I do use both.

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Old 12-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #15
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A brewing buddy has $2500.00 worth of stitches in his hand which occurred while using a bottle brush to clean the carboy

It's buckets for me

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I have both but use glass mostly. I think plastic buckets are easier for dry hopping becuase getting the hops in and then cleaned out is a hassle. If you get a glass carboy get an orange handle for the neck but put it below the bulge at the base of the neck. These handles make carrying much easier.

Don't understand the fear i have never had one break and i have bumped them pretty hard on my cement garage floor.
Never carry a carboy by the handle around the neck, that is just asking for trouble. Those handles are meant to just make it easier to get your hand under the carboy so as to carry it from the bottom.
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:52 AM   #17
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I have a 6 gallon glass carboy for sale
How much?
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:53 AM   #18
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And thank you for all the input on this subject i think i might go with the better bottle but if i can get a carboy for cheap the more the marrier, right? lol

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Old 12-10-2013, 01:53 AM   #19
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I have both but use glass mostly. I think plastic buckets are easier for dry hopping becuase getting the hops in and then cleaned out is a hassle. If you get a glass carboy get an orange handle for the neck but put it below the bulge at the base of the neck. These handles make carrying much easier.

Don't understand the fear i have never had one break and i have bumped them pretty hard on my cement garage floor.]]
You will when you spent the day in the IR waiting go get stitched up!!

I have heard of people waiting while bleeding while they clear things out for the next victim.
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I can't say enough good things about my better bottle. It's lighter than glass, sturdier than glass, and much easier to clean than glass. I have a 6.5 gallon glass carboy that I only use when all of my other fermenters are full. I'm a big fan of PET.

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