Better Bottle abuse

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  1. Ward Chillington

    Ward Chillington Well-Known Member

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    So I happened on a bunch of equipment from a guy off of Craigs List for a song and the deal included a couple of used Better Bottles that look to have scratches in them. The bottles don't smell or anything but I'm bugged by the scratches. I don't really need them but don't want to toss stuff that still has life. Are there any BB users on the Forum with advice? What the opinion? Keepers or the Curb?
     
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    Same answer for any plastic fermenter. Scratches on outside no biggy. Scratches on inside can harbor possible bugs that are impossible to remove.
     
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    But if they're on the inside and you like sour brewing...
     
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    OK...so strike and chiller water transport it is! Hate me the sours...I got 2 cans of Sour Monkey a buddy passed along over the holidays that will be there next year.....maybe a couple of CAN-adates for slug bait!
     
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    Send them my way man, I love the monkey!
     
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    LOL...with the lock down in place, it just might be the holidays when I can! Thanks Governor Hogan!
     
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    #7 philjohnwilliams, Apr 1, 2020
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    Are you sure the scratches are on the inside? I got two Better Bottles for $5 at a yard sale that look as though they'd been through a war zone, but all of the damage was on the outside. Inside they were fine and I have been using them for a few years now with no issues.
     
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    I'll have to take a closer look now that you mention it and has I have noticed over the last couple of days that my glasses may need some checking ...I think I am due a new script for them....
     
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    Likewise. I have PET bottles (plastic ones) with years on them! But then, I never use the brush on them, relying on soaking, rinsing and aggressive chemicals to keep them clean.
     

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