Better Bottle Carboy - 6 gal.

Better Bottle Carboy - 6 gal.

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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.


  • 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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Weight 2 LBS
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I need it to make wine
Stephen V on Aug 26, 2021
Light weight and good quality
Lorraine S Z on Aug 24, 2021
I need it to make wine
Stephen V on Aug 26, 2021
I need more car boys.
Laura Boucher on Aug 24, 2021
Light weight and good quality
Lorraine S Z on Aug 24, 2021
Just what I wanted
Valued C on Jul 26, 2021
for beer fermentation
Gabriela T on Mar 13, 2021
I have one I've used for years, great carboy. Original is still going strong, getting a second one just so I can brew more.
Sean T on Mar 8, 2021
To quantitate my products
Remcon on Feb 19, 2021
I own a boutique winery
Crystal Y on Feb 9, 2021
Less weight than glass
Robert A on Feb 3, 2021
I am replacing ones I bought over 10 yrs ago
james s. on Jan 27, 2021
Great bottles.Very sturdy.
JAMES on Jan 25, 2021
Good, inexpensive secondary that doesn't weigh a ton.
Jason P on Feb 15, 2020
Solid carboy for aging wine
Raymond Stieber on Jan 22, 2020
Sour beer.
James Spurgeon on Dec 28, 2019
matches other one I have
Debra K S on Nov 8, 2019
phytoplankton production!
Jeremy E on Oct 10, 2019
Malcolm M on Aug 28, 2019
used it before
Howard P on Jun 27, 2019
Trying with stout
Lori R on Jun 10, 2019
Great bottles for water as well, I use this as there is no plastic taste and it is made with non toxic plastic.
Adelynn L on Jun 10, 2019
I've been using this product for 10 years now and it works. Also, it works well with my BrewJacket setup!
Ron S on Apr 13, 2019
good product
Daniel Bonham on Apr 12, 2019
Patrick L A on Apr 10, 2019
lighter that the glass carboy and easier to handle. Have a 3 gallon already for 1/2 batch brews and need additional carboys.
Valued C on Apr 6, 2019
Light weight and non-toxic
Adelynn L on Apr 3, 2019
light weight, much safer than glass!
Ken DeJonge on Jan 15, 2019
Replacing old one that had a few scratches and hard to clean grimy spots
Matt B on Dec 12, 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 graber 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
RACN33 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
I need more car boys.
Laura Boucher on Aug 24, 2021
Just what I wanted
Valued C on Jul 26, 2021
What is the height from the bottom up to the point where it concaves towards the neck?
Joshua Smith on Oct 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 16 inches

4.6 / 5.0
29 Reviews
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Rated 5 out of 5
Lighter, safer alternative to glass
A better solution to the standard heavy glass carboy - easy to handle and still cleans up nicely.
April 28, 2021
5 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
6 Gallon Better bottle PET Carboy
Lite weight and durable, Was easy to lift with the handle mounted.
March 4, 2021
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
my favorite
I have used these for over 10 yrs. I purchased 2 more to replace the ones that are showing some aging. Other brands have copied their design but I have much invested in the accessories for this brand to start over with another. I am happy with my investment and I will stay with this brand.
February 13, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Ptoduct
Glad to see they are still making these.I have tried other brands of plastic bottle but these are the best.Best value for the dollar.The first ones I purchased 12 years ago and still using them,finally bought new.
February 7, 2021
7 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Solid construction
Solid container. Will age red wine for 3 months before bottling.
February 4, 2020
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
So much lighter than glass
I used to use buckets and glass carboys but have completely switched over to the plastic better bottles (6 gal). I recently had a brew day and was getting ready when I realized I already had my 2 better bottles full of 2 lagers I had made a few weeks back.

I did not remember how heavy a glass carboy was full until I had to work with it that day. I could have used a bucket but I enjoy seeing the progress of the fermentation through a clear carboy. I got online and ordered 2 more plastic better bottles as soon as my day was finished. Don't want to get caught like that again.
October 30, 2019
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Better Bottle Carboy-6 Gallon
The best of plastic carboys and an excellent price from "More Wine"
September 20, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love the better bottles.
September 17, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Love it!
Love it! Much easier to handle and clean. I also like the bump in the bottom which helps when transferring the prize and not the sediment. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these, great product and great customer service from Morebeer!
It's going to be tasty!
It's going to be tasty!
February 6, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Highly recommended!
I love my better bottle csrboys. First one lasted through 30 batches before I somehow managed to crack the base of the bottle. I have used glass carboys as well, the better bottle is MUCH easier to handle and I like the slightly bigger opening versus my glass carboys.
January 19, 2019
over 2 years ago