Plastic vs. Glass bottles.

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  1. Bevis

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    I have been thinking about trying either the coopers or brewcraft plastic bottles. I have only ever used glass and keg. So my question is plastic any good or should I stick to the glass?
     
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    For safety plastic bottles are great , in all other aspects glass is superior
    Long term storage in PET isn't a great idea as the bottles are permeable to a minuscule amount of oxygen
    I use Grolsch swingtops and love them , no capper needed and they are good strong bottles
     
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    I started out on the coopers plastic bottles very forgiving if you rush your beer into the bottle and find she wasn't quite finished just release a little pressure and check on em tomorrow.

    That's the first thing I either get or hear when saying I homebrew "oh the old bottle bombs aye". I'm proud to say only bombs I got was with ginger beer
     
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    I primed some extra beer in a swing top growler once. Damn near took my eye off when i went to open it, the cap shot up to the ceiling
     
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