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Old 10-23-2005, 08:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard of the Better Bottle? It is a plastic carboy that is supposed to be better than a standard glass carboy. I was just wondering if anyone had tried it or heard of it. You can go here for info on it: http://www.better-bottle.com/

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Old 10-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #2

Have heard of it, not used it but do use a similar kind mainly for blending wines as theyre not being kept in the container for a long period of time.

I think the jury is still out on these for storing wines long term say 2yrs plus in a plastic container, heres the picture of the kind I use

For the time being I think I will stick to glass, unless anyone can guarrantee your wine wont spoil over time.



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Old 10-23-2005, 09:01 PM   #3

For further insight into this topic you may find this link interesting http://www.finevinewines.com//Wiz/fo...p?TID=748&PN=1

It more or less covers the pro's n cons of the plastic fermenters.

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3 gall Pineapple,3 gall Apple n Elderflower, 3 gall Beetroot, 1 gall Banana n Ginger,1 gall Parsnip , 1 gall Tea n Raisin, 5 galls Cider, 1 gall Cumberland Brandy, 1 gall Peach, 1 gall Hawthornberry wine.

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Old 10-23-2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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Off topic but holy hell where do you keep all that wine in your sig?
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Old 10-24-2005, 12:40 PM   #5

OMW,
The wines in primary and secondary have to make do with the kitchen as for the ones that are maturing anywhere I can find within reason like here:


The Sangiovese is just out of picture on the right within the shelving in brown demijohns, tucked away out sight and temptation.

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5 gall Pear, 5 gall Carrot, 5 gall Blackberry,5 gall Tea n Raisin, 5 gall Blackberry,Elderberry and Sloe rose,
3 gall Pineapple,3 gall Apple n Elderflower, 3 gall Beetroot, 1 gall Banana n Ginger,1 gall Parsnip , 1 gall Tea n Raisin, 5 galls Cider, 1 gall Cumberland Brandy, 1 gall Peach, 1 gall Hawthornberry wine.

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Old 10-24-2005, 03:46 PM   #6
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good lord... that is simply beautiful.

*wipes tear*

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Old 10-24-2005, 04:14 PM   #7
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Wow. How big are each of those?
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:26 PM   #8
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good lord... that is simply beautiful.

*wipes tear*

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I was thinking the same thing.

*moves to give walker a pat on the back*

I dont have enough patients to age beer 3 weeks in the bottles. Thats exacly why i havent made a wine yet.
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:32 PM   #9
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I Like it!
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Old 10-24-2005, 07:35 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by LupusUmbrus
Wow. How big are each of those?
They're standard one (UK) Gallon Demijohns (4.55Ltrs). It's the standard wine making glassware in the UK. Can you guys get them? That's why i'm trying to get people on this site to try a wine. You have all the sanitising/measuring/etc gear for beer - with the investment in a few of these plus a few wine bottles later you can try it!



 
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