[quote=“brans041”]Sorry Dobe12, you’re right about the BPA thing. I was told they were made out of the same material as Nalgenes, they are not. They are PET a polyethylene, not Polycarbonate, which has to have BPA in order to make it.
I don’t trust that it won’t hold flavor though, as all plastics are porous which is why the local dairy farms deliver in glass rather than plastic. Plastics are not allowed to be reused in industry because of this nature (at least to my knowledge). A company can say it won’t hold flavor, but that is a claim I am not willing to adhere to, as there is no scientific backing.[/quote]
I have 3 buckets, 2 better bottles, 2 glass carboys. The carboys are only 3 gallons. I only use them for smaller experimental or split batches or for prolonged secondary or lagering of smaller batches. I normally use the buckets or better bottles by whichever I see first when I go to grab a primary. I can tell you from experience, the better bottles don’t hold odor/flavor. Yes, my buckets do big time. But it’s nothing that hurts the next batch. But, I’ve never smelled anything in a properly cleaned better bottle.