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Offline Jake

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Carboys
« on: August 03, 2011, 07:59:57 PM »
Is there any reason not to use plastic carboys vs glass, or why i should use glass over plastic, or vice versa? bought my first plastic one the other day ...
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Offline Richard

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Re: Carboys
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011, 08:04:25 PM »
Infection, only. plastic scratches = grub gets into the fissures and can (potentially) withstand standard cleaning regimes.

Just be extra careful not to scratch the inside of the carboy. I used to use plastic carboys for my ginger beer, but found they're harder to maintain in the long run.
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Re: Carboys
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011, 08:58:38 PM »
I have noticed that some of the plastic ones tend to absorb a bit of red wine and it takes a several day star-san bath to get it out. Or there is a hint of it in the next brew.
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