I've been using a 5-gallon Better Bottle for primary fermentation for about 10 batches now or so. Last night, when I poured the wort in and was about to pitch, I noticed precious brown fluid pooling underneath the bottle. Sure enough, the Better Bottle was leaking, as I later checked by putting water in it.
My question is, is this common? I had thought of Better Bottles as extremely reliable, and I love how light they are. But maybe I'll be going back to glass.
There's nothing so lonesome, morbid or drear
Than to stand at the bar in a pub with no beer.
- Australian folk song