besides that last ridiculous post, I am pretty much sold on the Better Bottle. As Steve said they lack rigitity, and I would prefer glass myself. However, when you consider about a dollar a pound US to ship anything here, the better bottle seems to be the way to go, at least for me.
And speaking of weight, they really are a whole lot easier to move around. I just bought a few better bottles from my LHBS for about 15/each. (3 gallon size). For a 3 gallon glass carboy the price was almost $30/each. I failed algebra three times in college, but, I was able to do the math pretty quick on that one. Time will tell. Their website insists they are fine for fermenting. I hope I don't get any off flavors from the use of these plastic carboys. They may lack in the rigitity part, but from what I have heard they are a pretty good product.
Steve, do you know of anyone who has actually allowed there wine to age in these for any length of time, racked it off, and was still able to clean them without any lingering off tastes.
How would you recommend cleaning and sanitizing these before the first fill? I filled mine with warm water. Shook it till I "de-gassed" (still lmao), dumped it, then rinsed it the same way with a K meta solution. Still not convinced I didn't detect an odor of plastic. (I hope it was plastic LOL)
We have had this discussion in here many times about plastic vs glass. But is there any evidence that these better bottles are indeed tolerant to fermentation and the plastic wont leech bad flavors into you wine?
These bottles have the "1" in the triangle on the bottom, but I have seen other plastics with the same designation.
There website is www.better-bottle.com