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Old 02-28-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Hi All,
So I really like the idea of fermenting exclusively in glass carboys, but the pragmatism of the Better Bottles is winning me over. So I want your guys' input-- aside from the overall nicer aesthetic, does anyone have reasoning compelling enough that I shouldn't make the switch? Thanks for any and all info.

P.S. I'm looking to get a little bit past the wiki (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind..._Better_Bottle). What I really want is convincing logic that I should stick with glass.



 
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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If you get an infection in a plastic container, then you really should get rid of said container. If you're using glass or metal, then you don't need to worry about it.

But if you're thinking better bottles are the way to go, then just buy some already and make up your own mind. No need to start another 60-post argument on the topic.



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Old 03-01-2013, 12:04 AM   #3
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All personal preference. I prefer buckets myself, but I use a 5g glass for 3G batches.

 
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:08 AM   #4
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I prefer to be able to scrub the hell out of my glass carboys. I wouldn't feel comfortable using the force I do on a plastic carboy. I'd almost certainly scratch it up.

Both good. Both work. Personal preference.

There's a ton of threads on this topic already, all very long and well-contributed. Might be a good idea to go read those first.
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Well, if you find yourself making wine, you can't apply suction to Better Bottles (like with a Foodsaver or brake line bleeder) to degas. It's not like a glass carboy is a pressure vessel, either, but the sides won't flex under a little gentle suction (up until it breaks).

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:15 AM   #6
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But if you're thinking better bottles are the way to go, then just buy some already and make up your own mind. No need to start another 60-post argument on the topic.
Isn't this the point of the forum? "Make up your own mind".... Again, not the attitude of a forum participant...

Just my opinion...
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Isn't this the point of the forum? "Make up your own mind".... Again, not the attitude of a forum participant...

Just my opinion...
Probably because he's been in on many previous discussions of the same topic that keeps getting rehashed with no new information.

Would you rather he said "learn to use the search function" like is common on other forums?
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #8
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If you get an infection in a plastic container, then you really should get rid of said container. If you're using glass or metal, then you don't need to worry about it.

But if you're thinking better bottles are the way to go, then just buy some already and make up your own mind. No need to start another 60-post argument on the topic.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:29 AM   #9
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Have you ever looked in your cupboard at a plastic cup, and then in glass one? The plastic gets scratched and kinda beat after some time and looks ugly.

Also, if you ask a marijuana smoker what kind of pipe they prefer the guys that have been smoking longer will prefer glass....
Not trying to throw any weird conversation on the forum, just trying to make a point. That glass is the least permeable...

Glass is pure, It lasts longer (if not broken), It's easier to clean and sanitize and just seems better to me...

I have only been brewing for a few years but I have never broken a carboy.

For me plastic is last, then metal, then glass.

Back in the day I used to drink Rolling Rock beer. If you look on the outside of the glass Rolling Rock bottle it will have a statement printed on it that says "From the glass lined tanks of old Latrobe".
Glass Lined.... That's the way to go!

Now if you're in and arctica and shipping is a big problem cost wise, that would be the only reason that I would go with the plastic carboy...
(Scratch that, I'd still pay the exorbitant amount of shipping for the glass)!
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:32 AM   #10
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I apologize for my snippiness. I just know the Anti-Glass Nazis are going to be coming for me. It's making me irritable.



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