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Old 11-26-2011, 03:54 PM   #11
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Is there any advantage to a glass carboy vs. a plastic fermenting bucket as at as the beer/fermentation process goes? If not the bucket sounds like the way to go.

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Old 11-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #12
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:09 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by HoshBrew View Post
Is there any advantage to a glass carboy vs. a plastic fermenting bucket as at as the beer/fermentation process goes? If not the bucket sounds like the way to go.
No...Anything that can be asked as a -vs- question the answer is always the same, it's a matter of preference ONLY. If you have those options, that means people are using both, and OBVIOUSLY quite happy with their choice, or else that option wouldn't exist....would it? We'd never hear about x, y, or z...or vendors wouldn't be selling x, y, or z, if they weren't viable, would we? There is rarely a better or best in brewing, only, "What works best for me."
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:59 AM   #14
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Well said, Revvy! I've tried them all and finally settled on ball valve > hose> carboy. It all depends on personal preference of the options you have available.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:25 PM   #15
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I use a double-screened/double funnel pour...really aerates well and does a great job of filtering. I do agree with the other poster that the screen tends to clog a little, still I do small batches so its never really an issue.

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Old 11-27-2011, 03:39 PM   #16
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I use a pump. Goes straight through the CFC and into the bucket. Buckets are just too easy to use and clean. I only use carboy fermenters for secondary, cider, and wine. I then aerate with pure O2 and pitch. To me there's no better way, because the best way is using whatever equipment you have. Great thing about this hobby is learning what makes YOU beer. As you do it over and over YOUR process changes, but in the end we all make beer.
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