Are Better Bottles better than glass carboys?

Not necessarily better, just different. Here are the main differences.

Glass carboys

  • Impermeable to oxygen
  • Glass
  • Not plastic
  • Have performed admirably as the industry standard for decades
  • CONS
  • Heavy
  • Shatter when dropped (don't drop!)

  • Better-Bottle fermentation carboys

  • Unbreakable and tough
  • Taste- and Odor-free
  • Virtually impermeable to oxygen
  • Clear and colorless
  • Incredibly light weight, and more . . .
  • They are made from special, scientifically tested, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) copolymer plastic that is non-absorbing, non-porous, and non-wetting (hydrophobic), so it does not carry over flavors from one batch of wine or beer to the next and is easy to clean and sanitize.
  • Optional racking adapters and valves make oxygen-free racking and dispensing simple and convenient – no siphoning is necessary. Optional closures that use O-rings to make tighter seals are more easily cleaned and sanitized than conventional stoppers.
  • CONS:
  • Easily Scratched (no carboy brushes allowed!)
  • Will deform if cleaned with very Hot water (use warm water only!)