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Glass or Plastic: Which Big Mouth Bubbler is for you?

Since writing my last article, I have had the pleasure of using the Plastic BMB a few times. After a lot of thought on comparing the glass versus plastic, I think I have a good idea on which I prefer, why I feel this way, and the pros and cons of both. First, I will start with the glass BMB. Glass Pros: Zero air permeation, just like any glass carboy No chance of carryover taste from batch to batch Nice harness makes moving and pouring a lot easier than traditional brew haulers Can last a life time with proper care Glass Cons: Fragile Defects in the glass Lid cannot accommodate any sort of siphon or thief Difficult to rest siphon hands free Heavier than plastic, 6.5 gallon weighs 16lbs empty! That's about equal to carrying 2 extra gallons of beer. Potential need for replacement gaskets. Although rare, it can still be a potential recurring cost. As you can see, there are more cons than pros in my eyes. I do love to use glass, but I have some concerns with these fermentors in...

Glass or Plastic: Which Big Mouth Bubbler is for you?

Since writing my last article, I have had the pleasure of using the Plastic BMB a few times. After a lot of thought on comparing the glass versus plastic, I think I have a good idea on which I prefer, why I feel this way, and the pros and cons of both. First, I will start with the glass BMB. Glass Pros: Zero air permeation, just like any glass carboy No chance of carryover taste from batch to batch Nice harness makes moving and pouring a lot easier than traditional brew haulers Can last a life time with proper care Glass Cons: Fragile Defects in the glass Lid cannot accommodate any sort of siphon or thief Difficult to rest siphon hands free Heavier than plastic, 6.5 gallon weighs 16lbs empty! That's about equal to carrying 2 extra gallons of beer. Potential need for replacement gaskets. Although rare, it can still be a potential recurring cost. As you can see, there are more cons than pros in my eyes. I do love to use glass, but I have some concerns with these fermentors in...

It's finally here, the Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler!

A couple of months ago, the Glass Big Mouth Bubbler was released. I was so excited that I sold off my glass carboys and purchased a pair of them immediately. I was, and still am, enamored with these things. The ability to stick your entire arm down into your carboy not only makes cleaning faster, but much easier. However, I found myself wondering what it would be like if a plastic version of these were to be produced. Low and behold, not even a month later my dreams came true. The Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler was born! [/hide]

It's finally here, the Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler!

A couple of months ago, the Glass Big Mouth Bubbler was released. I was so excited that I sold off my glass carboys and purchased a pair of them immediately. I was, and still am, enamored with these things. The ability to stick your entire arm down into your carboy not only makes cleaning faster, but much easier. However, I found myself wondering what it would be like if a plastic version of these were to be produced. Low and behold, not even a month later my dreams came true. The Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler was born! [/hide]

Glass Big Mouth Bubbler, a no nonsense review

A few weeks ago, I noticed this new product on the market from multiple online retailers. Unfortunately, my LHBS did not carry them nor was he interested in carrying them. Therefore. I threw caution to the wind and ordered both the 6.5 and 5 gal. [/hide]

Glass Big Mouth Bubbler, a no nonsense review

A few weeks ago, I noticed this new product on the market from multiple online retailers. Unfortunately, my LHBS did not carry them nor was he interested in carrying them. Therefore. I threw caution to the wind and ordered both the 6.5 and 5 gal. [/hide]
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