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Old 09-12-2012, 03:59 AM   #21
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Ok, 'cheap' is subjective. A 6.5 gallon stock pot costs me about US$40 at the current exchange rate which is about the same as I see a 6.5 gal glass carboy on more beer for.

Not as cheap as plastic then, but I didn't mean to imply that, just that 40 bucks for a fermenter that will probably last a lifetime is cheap in my reckoning.


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Old 09-12-2012, 04:02 AM   #22
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I use... wait, how did I answer this in the last post that asked... umm... plastic!

I've used both and much prefer the safety, light weight, and ease of cleaning plastic buckets. I've never noticed a difference in quality.


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Old 09-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #23
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What about wild yeast infection in a plastic bucket?
Not really a big deal, as long as you arenít scratching them up. Iíve been using them for four years and never developed any wild yeast infections.
I would love to ferment in stainless, but, for some reason, canít find a lot of options that are narrow enough in width to fit in my fermentation fridge.
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I use both. As for my glass ones, they all have the brew haulers on them. I do like the glass for the ease of cleaning without worry of scratching the surface, but with careful handling, scratches are easy to avoid on plastic.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #26
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I use... wait, how did I answer this in the last post that asked... umm... plastic!

I've used both and much prefer the safety, light weight, and ease of cleaning plastic buckets. I've never noticed a difference in quality.
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holy smokes is a Better Bottle easier to clean than a glass carboy.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #27
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Plastic better bottles. Never had any kind of problem with them. Used glass for a while and did not see any reason to justify the inconvenience and danger. My one issue with better bottles early on was cleaning. Now I just shake up a gallon of warm PBW solution and soak inverted.
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What about wild yeast infection in a plastic bucket?
You can get one just as easily in a glass carboy. That's a sanitzation issue not a materials one. Why would you think plastic is any more prone to it?
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Non sealed wide surface area? Co2 escape,hello air born-invasion. Err.. Possible in the wrong unideal enviornment. ?
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Glass is less porous than plastic, and it will not degrade like plastic does.

Glass will last forever if you care for it properly.

Glass carboys have a higher resell value.

I prefer stainless steel than glass. I use 3 gallon glass carboys. If I ever upgrade to 5+ gallon, I'll probably go plastic carboys (not buckets). It just makes more practical sense, even if I don't like it.


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