From the HBD Archive
From: dw <Wegeng.Henr@Xerox.COM>
Subject: Re: glass vs. plastic carboys
Date: 1989-11-22 14:37:12 GMT

One of the problem with plastic carboys (and any other plastic fermentation
vessel) is that it's easy to scratch. These scratches make great places for
evil and nasty bacterias to hide from your sanitation methods. Glass is
more difficult to scratch.

You also need to make sure that the plastic won't break down when exposed
to alcohol, and leach some chemical into your brew. Plastic buckets that
are intended to be used for fermentation are safe, but I don't know about
plastic carboys.


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