Glass will last almost indefinitely. Plastic will last until you get a stubborn infection. That's what I gather anyways.I use both actually. I have mostly glass but they have gotten expenive. DOes anyone know which one lasts longer? Im sure with proper care we are talking years and years just curious.
Llazy, I see you have mentioned swirling the Better Bottles on a tennis ball. Maybe you could also point out the problem with not using a tennis ball; i.e., tilting the B.B. to aerate can cause stress cracks, according to the B.B. website:
I agree. I like to be able to watch and see how the beer is clearing up in secondary. I also like to be able to glance at the start of fermentation to get an idea of the yeast lag time, which is much easier to do in a carboy, than a bucket.FWIW, I use a 6 gallon Better Bottle for primary and a 5 gallon glass carboy for secondary. I also sometimes use a bucket for primary.
Someone above asked "why do you need to see inside your secondary?" or words to that effect. For me, I need or want to see how the beer is clearing up in secondary, in part determining if it's time to bottle.
I have two glass carboys that came with my original kit from MW. I have added two more carboys, both 5 gal. Better Bottles.Just thought be interesting to Hear What you Prefer to Use Glass Carboys or P.E.T. Carboys(Better Bottle)?
If you Have a Reason Why Post it!
I Use Glass!
Oh, you mean like this one that just popped up ...How long should I leave my beer in primary is rapidly approaching it. But yeah...