Originally Posted by valicious
I've been trying to decide whether to get a glass carboy or a better bottle. BBs seem so much better because they won't break if you drop them and aren't as heavy. Is there any real advantage in going glass?
Is getting a ported Better Bottle with the extra $44 you'd spend on getting the racking adapter w/ highflow valve?
I've never tried glass but one advantage is most are 6.5 instead of the max 6g for BB. That extra space can be nice for when your brew foams over.
I think biggest advantage of glass is that it's glass and you just know for sure no matter what it's not going to mess up your brew. Only way glass fails you is when it's busted in pieces. That isn't to say that BB isn't just as safe, just that it's way more obvious with glass.
IMO the ports are worth it if you have the right set up. If you can use them how they are intended, and have a totally closed system, it's worth it.