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Old 05-08-2007, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Better bottles...simply better!

So I recently acquired two 6 gal BB's with racking outlets and finally got to use them. I can't believe how great the valves work. It left only about a cup of beer in the primary, and I completely skipped out on all the trub. It is about as fast as a siphon but without the aggravation of holding it and tilting at the same time. I imagine it's better for dryhopping as well. I plan on adding two more 5 gal with racking outlets soon. It's just soo much easier!


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Old 05-08-2007, 04:45 AM   #2
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Amen brother! Once you get the two 5 gallon BB's you will be able to set up for oxygen free transfers. Connected properly, the CO2 from the primary fermentation is used to purge the air from the secondary. A quick change of the tubing and you are transferring without any exposure to oxygen. You will need the ported closures, dry tap airlocks and 90˚ barb fittings made by Better-Bottle to do this. The water bags are just so I can see the bubble rate.





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Old 05-08-2007, 04:46 AM   #3
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Yea...not to mention they weigh less than glass don't break if you go from hot to cold too fast, can be drained into a plastic cup instead of buying a carboy drainer, won't cut your arm in half if they break while carrying them, and can cure ED in most men. But hey, go glass if you want.........I'll stick to better bottles.
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Their fittings are pricey..but it makes the process so much easier...it's more than worth it!


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They're nice unless you scratch the inside. Don't clean your better bottles with a carboy brush.
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They're nice unless you scratch the inside. Don't clean your better bottles with a carboy brush.
What do you clean them with then?
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Hot water and oxyclean, shake shake shake, dump.
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My first one's on the way. According to UPS, it's "Out for delivery."
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Hot water and oxyclean, shake shake shake, dump.

Nah. I've had plenty of stuff that would just never come clean that way.

Push a dish rag into the carboy, let it soak in the sanitizer for awhile, then dump out 99.9% of the water and shake the carboy with the rag inside. Sort of "aim" the rag as you shake to hit the trouble spots. Then, once it's visually clean, pull the rag out and resanitize.
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All I've ever and to do to clean the BBs is fill with water/oxyclean and SOAK for 40 minutes to an hour, then shake, dump, and rinse.


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