Broken carboy

While sanatizing my glass 6 gallon carboy slipped out of my hand an broke. Does anyone have an opinion on the new 6.5 gal glass big mouth bubbler. Pros and cons

No matter what the pros and cons are, it is still made out of glass. I converted to buckets and couldn’t be happier. Easier to carry and clean. I also invested in glass carboys and wish I hadn’t.

Same here.

Thanks for the replies I have a couple weeks to deside but for now my last brew is in a 5 gal and two one gallon glass bottles and cookin away its an orange wheat that we all love for session or just a meal beer :cheers:

This is what I ordered:
8 of these: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a … &catid=752
8 of these: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a … mid=104339
The lids are perfect for airlocks. The lids are slotted so I just cut all of the slots on each lid. Easy to remove and air tight fit. :cheers:

This is what I ordered:
8 of these: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a … &catid=752
8 of these: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a … mid=104339
The lids are perfect for airlocks. The lids are slotted so I just cut all of the slots on each lid. Easy to remove and air tight fit. :cheers: [/quote]
Are those food grade buckets? I don’t see anywhere that on those links that they are.

I had a big mouth glass (the original version, not the current one) and liked it, but while it was stored empty I bumped it lightly on the sling and it broke. Turned out in several areas the side walls were very thin (measured at less than 2mm thick in places). I’m shocked that it never broke when full. I have buckets and a couple of plastic big mouth bubblers now, and a few plastic carboys for aging, etc.

I use the better bottle for my stuff and do like it better than glass. I do wonder how the plastic big mouth would work? Glass has had its horror stories and I didn’t want to have to add to that list… Sneezles61

This is what I ordered:
8 of these: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a … &catid=752
8 of these: http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.a … mid=104339
The lids are perfect for airlocks. The lids are slotted so I just cut all of the slots on each lid. Easy to remove and air tight fit. :cheers: [/quote]
Are those food grade buckets? I don’t see anywhere that on those links that they are.[/quote]
These buckets are made out of Resin HDPE which is food safe.
The safe resins are:

#2 HDPE (high density polyethylene)
#4 LDPE (low density polyethylene)
#5 PP (polypropylene)

Avoid these:

#3 PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
#6 PS (polystyrene)
#7 other (polycarbonate)

For those of you who are not sure about your buckets being food safe, you can usually look at the bottom and check the recycling symbol. I have attached a pic of most of the symbols that are safe.

I started out fermenting in glass carboys, then switched to buckets for several years. Once the glass Big Mouth bubblers came out, I bought one of the 6.5 gallon models. I like it a lot, although I did return my first one to NB due to a large bubble in the glass in the base of the fermenter. I’ve used it for a year now and I really like it. My sister just picked me up another one (Evo 2) although I haven’t seen it yet.

I sewed my own carrying rig, including a foam bottom and hardcore straps. The main thing is to respect the glass, and be extra careful. The carrying sling makes a big difference. I appreciate the fact that it doesn’t carry odors and gives me a window into the fermentation. I still have my buckets here and don’t plan to get rid of them, but I will be fermenting in glass as long as I can safely handle them.

It comes down to personal preference, really.