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Old 10-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
Mar 2008
Boulder, CO
Posts: 40

Hi All,

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

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Oct 2008
Reno, Nevada
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Hey, manufacturers aren't perfect. There will always be bad products that accidentally make it past QC due to error. There's also the possibility of damage during shipping or mishandling. Maybe you're just lucky I guess

You could always try to get a refund from the place you bought it. Or call the manufacturer. I've used Better Bottles for years over and over and never had a crack or leak. I can't say if glass is better but I can tell you that I pay a lot less for my plastic and I don't have to worry about it cutting me up if it somehow falls.
Primary: air and sadness =(

Kegged: air and sadness =(

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