I’ve recently got into the hobby and started out with the Brew.Share.Enjoy starter kit so I have the fermenting buckets. I want to upgrade to a carboy as I would prefer to see the fermentation happening rather than cracking open the bucket to check each time and for taking gravity readings. I was hoping to get some opinions on which option to go with as I have been looking between glass and plastic. Also between the Big Mouth Bubblers and the standard small mouth. Each one seems to have its pros and a cons.
Pros: Easy to clean, don’t have to worry about scratching during cleaning
Cons: Heavy and prone to breaking
Cons: Must be careful when cleaning
Pros: No huge lid/cap issues
Cons: Harder to clean
Pros: Much easier to clean, has siphonless option (which I like) to reduce contamination chances
Cons: The universal lid does not seal properly
I don’t have a specific preference between glass or plastic just looking for the best option that will cause less headache down the road.