There is a simple work around to this, the bottles will squeeze in but releasing the pressure is easy and generally needs to be done 2-3 times for 5 gallons (So you can't walk away from it, but it is only a minor inconvenience)Will not hold negative pressure which is important if you use a Wort Wizard
Budbo, what exactly do you mean by this? I am not familiar with a wort wizard.the bottles will squeeze in but releasing the pressure is easy and generally needs to be done 2-3 times for 5 gallons (So you can't walk away from it, but it is only a minor inconvenience)
The Wort wizard creates negative pressure in the carboy sucking the wort through the CFC, Better Bottles will squeeze in under the pressure you have to lift the lip of the cap or loosen the stopper to equalize every now and again. It chills and aerates the wort in one step. I average well under an hour from flame out to pitching the yeast in the winterdpt222 said:Budbo, what exactly do you mean by this? I am not familiar with a wort wizard.
Yeah, especially when they are exposed to heat like hot water or microwaving. Ok, no one is going to microwave their BB, but fairly hot water is a possibility. Polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) can also give off acetaldehydes when it breaks down which is a chemical responsible for that oh-so-familiar hangover.Jesse17 said:And I don't like plastics. I will by food products in a glass jar, over plastic every time. There's too many articles about all the chemicals that can be imparted into food from plastic containers.
Good call! I will be putting my pyrex carboy in a milk crate tommorow. I'll wven wrap it in black canvas, to block light(I brew in the living room) and it would go far to hold shards in if I did drop it. At least I don't have to worry about thermal shock with this retired lab equipment. Any future carboys will ne 'family' or plastic.homebrewer_99 said:I have over 20 glass carboys. I've never experienced a cracked or broken one yet. I also carry them in milk crates.
You don't need a brush in a better bottle. The great part is that the mouth is wide enough to slide a wash cloth inside, then you swirl, baby swirl! When its clean you tip it over and pull the cloth out. No brush, and the cloth has more surface area. Not that that matters.Brew-boy said:I dont think I could ever use those plastic water bottles, I just prefer good Ol glass. I have never broke one and I cannot scratch the glass from my brush. I did make and upgrade this year to a conical so I do not use the carboy as much now.
+1 we appear to be in the minority, but I use glass for all the same reasonsJesse17 said:I've never used a BB, but I'm all for glass:
I don't worry about scratching glass,
It's easy to get clean, and remove odors (ale pales are PITA to remove odors, not sure about BB's),
I don't like my carboy to flex when lifted (full),
I don't worry about what's in glass, because it can ALWAYS be cleaned,
It will last 10 lifetimes if taken care of,
It won't break down, or cloud if left in the sun,
It looks more professional/sanitary,
And I don't like plastics. I will by food products in a glass jar, over plastic every time. There's too many articles about all the chemicals that can be imparted into food from plastic containers.