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Better Bottle Carboy - 6 gal.
FE318

Better Bottle Carboy - 6 gal.

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Description

Better Bottle is a name known in the home beer and winemaking for their quality products.  Plastic PET carboy fermenters are much safer than glass carboys; not only because they weigh less, but they will also not explode into shrapnel if dropped!  These are made from Virgin PET and manufactured in such a way that the molecules are tightly packed, and less susceptible to oxygen transfer, resulting in better wine and beer!

Aside from it's advantages over glass carboy fermentors, the Better Bottle is relatively impermeable to oxygen.  This means that if your wine or beer is destined for aging, this is vessel is a perfect choice!  When using the Better Bottle and it's accessories, the transfer rate of oxygen is lower than that suggested for Micro-oxygenation, and insignificant when compared to the amount of oxygen transferred through other bottles and their stoppers.

Specifications

  • Uses a #10 stopper or a 5 Gallon Carboy Hood w/ white caps.
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Tolerance: 140° F
  • Height: 19.5 inches
  • Diameter: 11.25 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
Item # FE318
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2LBS
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Why did you choose this?
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Based on my own experience with Better Bottles and Vintage Shop carboys, better bottle carboys are better quality.
Ronald P on Dec 5, 2018
Best price for product I wanted
majohnson4350 on Aug 25, 2018
Based on my own experience with Better Bottles and Vintage Shop carboys, better bottle carboys are better quality.
Ronald P on Dec 5, 2018
looks like a lighter, more economical option for a second fermentor
mark a g on Nov 17, 2018
Best price for product I wanted
majohnson4350 on Aug 25, 2018
Better Bottle is a well designed PET carboy.
Marshall C on Jul 25, 2018
I have one already and I really like them.
Rob M on Jul 16, 2018
Love to see my fermenting and don't want to drop glass. Also, two of these fit in my fermentation chamber (chest freezer)
Rich O on May 5, 2018
Very reliable, lightweight, easy to clean & move
Dale H on Apr 9, 2018
To see if this is as good as glass
Alex Fenocchi on Mar 20, 2018
Because I use them, and sending them to my son who is just starting to make wine
Dennis H on Mar 8, 2018
It’s better than 5 gallon bottle to blow gas off and excellent quality!
Shodhan P on Mar 5, 2018
Long term fermentations without risk of glass
William M on Jan 24, 2018
Minimal oxygen permeability, not glass
Steve T on Jan 23, 2018
i have one and like it.
Frank K on Jan 19, 2018
light, cheap, less blowoff
Valued C on Jan 10, 2018
Tired of Worrying about breaking glass. Primary
Gregory S on Jan 10, 2018
looks like a lighter, more economical option for a second fermentor
mark a g on Nov 17, 2018
Better Bottle is a well designed PET carboy.
Marshall C on Jul 25, 2018
Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
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Not bad
No issues at this time. I would recommend.
September 29, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Best carboy for the money
With this year's bountiful harvest of fruit I needed a lot more capacity. These fit perfect into my arsenal!!
September 15, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Good size for more wort
I liked the 5 gallon version as well. The 6 works nice when you have more wort (little over 5 gallons) when transferring over to the secondary.
April 15, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Great product
I've used glass before and I have 2 of these now. I like them better, they feel safer and lighter. I have 25 gallons on tap and all of them went through better bottles at some stage. Strongly recommend.
March 8, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
I prefer the six gallon carboy over the five gallon. I believe the extra head space helps prevent blow overs.
February 17, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
Great product!
Used it as my primary with great results. Much better than a glass carboy and nice to see active fermentation compared to using a bucket. Cleaning is more difficult but certainly doable.
January 20, 2018
Purchased
11 months ago
The bottom cracked.
This is my first time owning a better bottle brand plastic fermenter. After my first use, I was cleaning the fermenter. I'm not sure if there was suction between the wet floor or me turning it on its side that caused a crack in the bottom. I didn't notice any defining sound signifying something had happened and didn't notice a crack until I started rinsing it out. Either way, I was reasonably light-handed when turning it on its side to empty. This could be a fluke but I wouldn't expect it to cause a crack for how I handled it. I will be a little gun shy on a future buy of a better bottle.
February 18, 2017
The best! Except no imitations. Buy a Better Bottle.
Amazing quality, so easy to clean with a Oxyclean or PBW soak, never any scrubbing required. Seems slightly thicker and more durable than the other PET carboys on this site. The hump in the bottom is perfectly shaped for leaving behind hops and yeast when racking. I feel that the contours down the side seem to help collect dry hop sludge and floating trub as the liquid level is lowered during racking. I thought all PET carboys were the same... I was wrong! Buy a Better Bottle.
July 20, 2015
very good
Used glass for many years, then started switching to Better Bottle based on some recommendations. Really have enjoyed them... lighter, easier to handle, safer. I had one crack when I left it outside with water in it (got too cold). Only other issue is squeezing them when lifting... just have to be careful as you can suck liquid out of the airlock and into the wort. Would still recommend to anyone.
May 28, 2015
Say goodbye to glass carboys
I'll never use glass carboys again! Everyone must buy these.
May 27, 2015