Originally Posted by ryane
I disagree, a better bottle for the duration of fermenation should work well, I dont do it, but two sour brewers that I know almost exclusively use BB for their beers, well at least the ones that havent made it into a barrel.....
This was the chart I was thinking of, which doesn't have the numbers for a better bottle. Their website claims they are nearly impermeable, so I guess they are closer to glass than they are to a bucket.
Tank Volume [L] O2 cc/L.year
Burgundy barrel 300 8.5
Rodenbach tank, wood, small 12,000 0.86
Rodenbach tank, wood, large 20,000 0.53
HDPE bucket 20 220
Homebrew barrel 40 23
Glass carboy, 30cm vinyl immersion tube 20 0.31
Glass carboy, silicone stopper 20 17
Glass carboy, wood stopper 20 0.10