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Old 01-04-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default Better Bottles vs. glass carboys

Besides their light weight, are there any advantages to using Better Bottles over glass? Anyone have any problems with the Better Bottles for primary fermentation? They seem like a pretty good choice for homebrewing.


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Old 01-04-2008, 09:13 PM   #2
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Have a look at the pros/cons list on the wiki. Lots of guys use them (myself included).


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Old 01-04-2008, 09:16 PM   #3
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Check this: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/wiki/ind..._Better_Bottle
I think it will answer most of you questions.

I use a 6 gallon BB for primary. I have had to use a blow off tube a few times, but other than that no problems.


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Old 01-04-2008, 09:28 PM   #4
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If you drop a better bottle you won't have the risk of bleeding to death.
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:34 PM   #6
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Both my carboys (1 glass, 1 Better bottle, both 6 gallons) were empty yesterday, so I wanted to weigh them to see what the difference is. The better bottle weighs 1.5 pounds. The glass carboy weighs more than 11lbs, and I don't even know by how much cause my kitchen scale can't go any higher. That's quite a bit heavier for the same use. Better bottles have the advantage of being quite safe if they break, whereas glass, well you can guess what happens when a glass carboy shatters...
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I personally like buckets... I've got a pair of 7.9 gallon buckets, 3 more 6.5 gallon buckets, and a 6.5 gallon bucket with the spicket for bottling.
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I'm swapping out my glass for better bottles to avoid the busted-glass scenario. Never dropped one of the glass, but I worry every time I pick it up. Latest order (due in today) has three better bottles in it; picked up one on my last trip to Memphis (closest homebrew store - about 70 miles away).

I waffled about getting the one with the spigot or not, but I've always worried that I'd come home to an empty carboy and a leaky spigot. Didn't want that, so skipped the spigot version.

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The spigots are great but they cost more than the bottles
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I really need to swap my equipment. I have one bucket with a spigot that I let pull double duty as a bottling and priming bucket a 7 gallon glass carboy and (5) 5 gallon glass carboys. Just for safety I should change over to better bottles or get a primary bucket to reduce the chance of spigot leak.


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