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Old 01-07-2013, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Plastic vs. glass

Is there any advantage to using glass carboys over plastic? Plastic is obviously less expensive and therefore would allow for more money to be spent on beer.

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:30 AM   #2
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Plastic scratches easily, glass doesn't.

Glass breaks easily, plastic doesn't.


Both glass carboys & plastic better bottles work great. I use both.

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How dare you bring up such a sensitive subject on the forum......

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Welcome to HBT..

I suggest you do quick search of the forums and read some of the hundreds of posts and debates on this topic.

Both have pros and cons.

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The real answer is proof.

Go buy the best plastic cup in the market. Drink beer out of it. Wash it, and repeat. After a month, are you still enjoying beer from that plastic cup as intended?

Funny, we never argue about drinking beer from a glass cup, just because we don't give a **** if it breaks.

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Note that glass has the potential to hurt you badly, plastic does not. It should be a major consideration in my opinion. Look here for evidence of that.

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The real answer is proof.

Go buy the best plastic cup in the market. Drink beer out of it. Wash it, and repeat. After a month, are you still enjoying beer from that plastic cup as intended?

Funny, we never argue about drinking beer from a glass cup, just because we don't give a **** if it breaks.
That's because the most you'll probably lose is a pint. Unless you use one of the bigger glasses (22-23oz).

There's several threads at the bottom of the page under the "similar threads" heading. This only seems to come up about a dozen (or several dozen) times a month.

I'm not going to debate the values of either, since I use neither glass or plastic fermenting vessels. Haven't in some time too.
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How dare you bring up such a sensitive subject on the forum......
Common man what are you doing to us!! Next thing I'm going to see is pictures of human bodys cut open, then I'm going to puking my guts out.
Glass is a pain in the butt, but its not flexible and cleans well, and it comes in the 6.5gal size that I like. plastic works well but if you flex it, it can suck back the air lock.
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That's because the most you'll probably lose is a pint. Unless you use one of the bigger glasses (22-23oz).
Spilt ale is truly an unacceptable loss bordering on cardinal sin.

Not so great ale? Standard.
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Common man what are you doing to us!! Next thing I'm going to see is pictures of human bodys cut open, then I'm going to puking my guts out.
Glass is a pain in the butt, but its not flexible and cleans well, and it comes in the 6.5gal size that I like. plastic works well but if you flex it, it can suck back the air lock.
I use plastic and i always remember about the suck back issue. Its a non issue as far as I'm concerned.
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