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Old 03-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #31
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Maybe I'm just lucky, but I've been overnight soaking my Better Bottles in hot PBW solution since I bought them 8 years ago, and they all still look as new as the day I received them.
Same here, although mine aren't quite that old.

I can't even see why people mess with a rag and shaking and what not. Fill up with hot oxyclean/PBW, let soak overnight, dump it out, done.



 
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:53 AM   #32
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I started with Better Bottles and have now moved to glass. I had two BBs develop hairline cracks in the bottom after only a few uses. I contacted the manufacturer and was told that caustic cleaning agents like PBW can do this if exposed for more than a few minutes. Careful what recommendations you take from this forum as I see someone above recommended an overnight PBW soak.
That seems like a cop out by the company...for a defect bottle IMO...people have been using the PBW / Oxi clean method for ever first time I've heard of that


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Old 03-01-2013, 02:44 AM   #33
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I went from glass to all BB's a couple if years ago ' can't see ever going back. I started cleaning w/ B-Brite in hit water ( 1 Tbsp/gal) with no problems other than an occasional gentle brushing.
My SWMBO & kids gave me a Marks carboy/keg washer for Christmas & it's really great since I can clean kegs, lines, & carboys.

 
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:25 PM   #34
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I don't care if I have to ferment in an old boot that I found on the side of the road! After a friend of mine almost bled out after severing his femoral artery due to a brand new glass carboy falling to pieces while he was simply carrying it, I gave all of my glass away and will never use them again!
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:59 PM   #35
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I don't care if I have to ferment in an old boot that I found on the side of the road! After a friend of mine almost bled out after severing his femoral artery due to a brand new glass carboy falling to pieces while he was simply carrying it, I gave all of my glass away and will never use them again!
That's actually why when i graduated from buckets i didn't go glass. I'd seen too many gashes and stitches on here from the glass. I won't argue that either is better than the other and even if better bottles were truely 'worse' i'd still go with them. I really hate the thought of hurting myself and my copay will buy me another better bottle.

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #36
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i dropped my betterbottle when i was dumping out the oxy on saturday.. probably the first time i've done that in 2 years of brewing, but it landed on my foot so i am so glad that it wasn't glass.. that in itself has made it worthwhile
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #37
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Same here, although mine aren't quite that old.

I can't even see why people mess with a rag and shaking and what not. Fill up with hot oxyclean/PBW, let soak overnight, dump it out, done.
It takes about 2 cups of water, a rag, and 30 seconds of swirling instead of 6 gallons and waiting overnight. Different strokes

 
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #38
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question to better bottlers.

if you hold your nose to your clean and sanitized 6 gallon BB that you have used for batch after batch, what do you smell?

i am moving away from my bucket because it does not have a neutral smell.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #39
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question to better bottlers.

if you hold your nose to your clean and sanitized 6 gallon BB that you have used for batch after batch, what do you smell?

i am moving away from my bucket because it does not have a neutral smell.
Once mine are cleaned and thoroughly rinsed with cold water, they have no lingering odors what so ever. Even after they've dried and have been stored they have no odor. When I brewed in buckets, no matter how much I cleaned them, there was always some residual smell.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:49 AM   #40
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Folks:
Even if a small amt of odor remains, it's a few parts per BILLION. Not to worry.
Using a sponge/rag and a small amt of sanitizer is better: it is cheaper; you will be more likely to finish the job. Why, you ask, is this important?
PET, polyethyleneterephthalate, BBs, is a polyester. Esters can be hydrolyzed(cleaved by water), and the reaction is accelerated by: acid OR base, time, and ESPECIALLY elevated temperature. You could dissolve some of the inner surface of the 'boy.
Just for S&Gs, get a piece of nylon, not an ester, but an amide, close enuf for our purposes, and soak it in warm acid or lye.
PS: It is unfortunate that the same word: polyethylene, appears in both PET and plain old polyethylene. It is misleading. Old poly is highly resistant to chemicals. PET, well, just be careful.



 
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