There is great debate between the glass carboy and the plastic carboy. Plastic is much lighter, doesn't shatter, and has a larger mouth opening for cleaning. The major drawback of plastic carboys is that they will scratch easier. Glass carboys and fermentors are more durable, but they are heavy and can shatter. Both glass and plastic fermentors work well and, as far as your beer is concerned, there is no real difference. For the latest in both glass and plastic fermentors, check out the Big Mouth Bubbler®.
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