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Old 02-18-2008, 06:43 PM   #11
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I just switched to Better Bottle for primary, from an Ale Pail. I needed to use a blowoff for the first time. Good thing I caught it before it blasted all over the ceiling.

 
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Old 02-18-2008, 06:53 PM   #12
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I just started with two better bottles and I love them. So much lighter.... Probably going to add a couple more pretty soon.
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:46 PM   #13
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Wow, thanks all for your quick answers.

I think i will order to replace my glass, and then keep my buckets as primarys. That way i only have to go down gallon in batch size.

I will part with the glass. Strange enough there are still takers for those 70's style balloons.
I once had 2 very old east german mouth blown balloons. I parted with number 2 after number 1 cracked on me. Luckily i was just putting it down on the floor empty when it cracked all way around.

Soon one less thing to worry about.

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Old 02-18-2008, 10:43 PM   #14
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This thread has me pondering the thought of Changing over to BB's.
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Old 02-19-2008, 03:24 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Evan!
I haven't heard stories about people losing hands and feet. Please, do tell [*gathers 'round the campfire*]

I have all glass, mainly because they were all given or loaned to me. If I need to purchase more at any point, I'll probably go better bottle, but in the meantime, I just keep all my carboys in plastic milk crates.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:27 AM   #16
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I have a single glass carboy because that is what was given to me. It was my first secondary stage vessel, and it's not done me wrong.

That said, every brewer expands and as I expanded I never bought more glass. Better Bottles are lighter and (in my case) a buck cheaper so I saw zero cons for Better Bottles. The ideas of thermal shock alone make me feel my money is better spend in BB's.

In general, I like my Better Bottle but glass works and can be decently safe. Don't toss money down the drain replacing glass unless you don't feel comportable working with the glass anymore, but I recommend to anyone expanding, buy BB's.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:30 AM   #17
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I have a single glass carboy because that is what was given to me. It was my first secondary stage vessel, and it's not done me wrong.

That said, every brewer expands and as I expanded I never bought more glass. Better Bottles are lighter and (in my case) a buck cheaper so I saw zero cons for Better Bottles. The ideas of thermal shock alone make me feel my money is better spend in BB's.

In general, I like my Better Bottle but glass works and can be decently safe. Don't toss money down the drain replacing glass unless you don't feel comportable working with the glass anymore, but I recommend to anyone expanding, buy BB's.
I agree with you...I have my glass carboy that came with my kit...but as I needed more, I went for better bottles. I'll probably start using the glass one for longer term aging, because I will be moving it around a lot less...
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