Better-Bottles -vs- Glass Carboys

Before we get started, you have a choice of purchasing a Wine Making Kit or Beer Making Kit with either a glass carboy or a Better-Bottle Carboy. As the owners of this web site we highly recommend the Better-Bottle carboy. There are many stories about how glass carboys are better, etc and that is simply not true. Better-Bottle carboys are every bit as good as glass and in fact much better for several reasons.

1) Safer, safer, safer! If you’ve ever had a glass carboy explode in your hands you’ll attest to this fact. Glass carboys can just explode on you for no apparent reason as has happened with this author. We were simply washing the glass carboy and just spraying water into it and crash. Fortunately, all ten fingers and both hands are still intact.

2) After having made over 1,000 gallons of wine in Better-Bottles, we can attest to the fact that they are every bit as good as glass carboys for storage and ageing. We’ve aged fine wines for up to 15 months in Better-Bottles with perfect results.

3) We would never consider using glass carboys again as they are dangerous, heavier and prone to cracking and breakage. Better-Bottles are clearly the better choice.

Don’t think of BetterBottle carboys as plastic – think of them as better than glass, because they are made from a special, scientifically tested, polyethylene terephthalate copolymer (PET), which does not have the disadvantages of other plastics.

BetterBottle® fermentation carboys are:
1) Designed to be strong, scuff resistant, easy to handle, and essentially unbreakable
2) Pure – Taste- and odor-free, BPA-free, DEHP-free, and plasticizer-free
3) Virtually impermeable to oxygen
4) Clear and colorless
5) Incredibly light weight
6) Extraordinarily easy to wash and sanitize (no brushes necessary).

Better-Bottle carboys are not at all like other plastic carboys. The special PET, used to make Better Bottle carboys, is non-absorbing, non-porous, and non-wetting (hydrophobic), so it will not carry over flavors from one batch of wine or beer to the next and it is easier to clean and sanitize than glass or other plastics.

Optional, BetterBottle racking adapters, SimpleFlo™ valves, and DryTrap™ air locks make oxygen-free racking and dispensing simple – no siphoning is necessary. Optional closures, which use O-rings to make tighter seals, are more easily cleaned and sanitized than conventional stoppers. In short, BetterBottle fermentation equipment is better – ideal for home winemaking and home brewing.

It’s easy to make your own wine at home…

Here we are offering the best value and quality in home wine making equipment kits for beginners.

As a beginner home wine maker; are you confused? Miffed? Do you have the feeling that with the more research you do on wine making, the more confused you’re getting? What do I do? When do I do it and most importantly why do I do it? Carboys, fermenters, spigots, racking tubes, wine making kits, equipment kits, hydrometer, filtering, not filtering, what bottles, cleaning, sterilizing. Where do I begin? Why do I begin? What am I doing here? Read on; it’s fun and we’ll make it fun.

When starting out as a beginner, there are two items you need to make wine at home. The first thing you need is a wine making equipment kit and a wine making ingredient kit. The ‘equipment’ kit contains all the necessary tools so-to-speak that you’ll need and a ‘ingredient’ kit contains the juice you’ll need to make your favorite variety. That’s it. Now please keep that in mind and read on.

When starting out with making your own wine at home, the best place to start is with a wine making equipment kit. These kits are designed with the beginner in mind and supply all the necessary wine making equipment you’ll need to start making your first wine making ingredient kit and make that kit with success. You can always add more equipment later on but these beginner wine making equipment kits contain all the necessary equipment. These kits contain everything the beginning wine maker needs to get started.

Today’s modern wine making ingredient kits (the actual juice; eg: barolo, cabernet, etc) are designed to make great wine. In fact, it’s hard to not make a good batch of wine. We’ve proved that by specifically not following the instructions (which we don’t recommend). Our end result was that after not following the instruction, the wine kit tasted the same as the wine kit where we followed the directions to the letter. It’s almost impossible to fail.

So, what does all this prove and mean? You’re sitting there deciding how to start and what to buy so you can start. Pick a wine making equipment kit; any of them as you can add additional equiment later on. Each wine making equipment kit has all the necessary equipment to make your fist, second and even third batch of great wine and so on. Decide which equipment kit fits your budget, add it to your cart and then come back to this page to select your favorite beginning wine ingredient kit from the following links below (choices 1 thru 6). We have many other wine making ingredient kits but we recommend the links below for starting out as a beginner. They’re easy to make, they make great wine and are designed so that you can drink them early on (4-6 weeks or so).

You’ve read this far and now you’re saying, “I have to decide from all these choices”! Well, we could have just listed one or two links but that wouldn’t be fair as we want to provide you with the best selection and best information. Click the first link; if that doesn’t do anything for you, close that page out and you’ll be right back on this page to select the second choice. When you find one wine making ingredient kit that stands out, add it to your cart and check out; you’re done. The hard part is over. In a few days your wine making equipment kit and your wine making ingredient kit will be sitting in your home or office. All you do from there is follow the simple instructions and if at any point, you don’t feel 100% confident, simply email us or phone us at 386-409-9100. It doesn’t get any easier. And, to be quite honest with you, once you have the equipment and juice sitting in front of you, it will all make sense and you’ll say, “that’s all there is to it”. Have fun, enjoy and salute!

1) RJ Spagnols Orchard Breezin’ Wine Making Ingredient Kit Choice #1

2) RJ Spagnols Grand Cru Wine Making Ingredient Kit Choice #2

3) RJ Spagnols Grand Cru International Wine Making Ingredient Kit Choice #3

4) Winexpert Island Mist Premium Fruit Flavored Wine Making Ingredient Kit Choice #4

5) Winexpert Vintners Reserve Wine Making Ingredient Kit Choice #5

6) Winexpert Vinters Reserve World Vineyard Collection Wine Making Ingredient Kit Choice #6

Have fun as you’re on your way!

It’s easy to make your own Beer at home…

Here we are offering the best value and quality in home beer making or brewing equipment kits for beginners.

As a beginner home beer maker; are you confused? Miffed? Do you have the feeling that with the more research you do on making beer, the more confused you’re getting? What do I do? When do I do it and most importantly why do I do it? Carboys, fermenters, spigots, racking tubes, beer making kits, equipment kits, hydrometer, filtering, not filtering, what bottles, cleaning, sterilizing. Where do I begin? Why do I begin? What am I doing here? Read on; it’s fun and we’ll make it fun.

When starting out as a beginner, there are two items you need to make beer at home. The first thing you need is a beer making equipment kit and a beer making ingredient kit. The ‘equipment’ kit contains all the necessary tools so-to-speak that you’ll need and an ‘ingredient’ contains the malt, hops, etc you’ll need to make your favorite variety. That’s it. Now please keep that in mind and read on.

When starting out as a beginner with making your own beer at home, the best place to start is with a beer making equipment kit. These kits are designed with the beginner in mind and supply all the necessary beer making equipment you’ll need to start making your first beer making ingredient kit and make that kit with success. You can always add more equipment later on but these beginner beer making equipment kits contain all the necessary equipment. It’s everything the beginning beer maker needs to get started.

Today’s modern beer making ingredient kits (the actual ingredients, eg: pale ale, Irish Stout etc) are designed to make great beer. In fact, it’s hard to not make a good batch of beer. To make a bad batch you have to really work hard at it!

So, what does all this prove and mean? You’re sitting there deciding how to start and what to buy so you can start. Pick a beer making equipment kit, either of them as you can add additional equiment later on. Each beer making equipment kit below has all the necessary equipment to make your fist, second and even third batch of great beer and so on. Decide which equipment kit fits your budget, add it to your cart and then come back to this page to select your favorite beginning beer ingredient kit from the following links below (choices 1 thru 5). We have a huge selection of beer making ingredient kits. They’re easy to make, they make great beer and are designed so that you can drink them early on (4-6 weeks or so).

You’ve read this far and now you’re saying, “I have to decide from all these choices”! Well, we could have just listed one or two links but that wouldn’t be fair as we want to provide you with the best selection and best information. Click the first link; if that doesn’t do anything for you, close that page out and you’ll be right back on this page to select the second choice. When you find one beer making ingredient kit that stands out, add it to your cart and check out; you’re done. The hard part is over. In a few days your beer making equipment kit and your beer making ingredient kit will be sitting in your home or office. All you do from there is follow the simple instructions and if at any point, you don’t feel 100% confident, simply email us or phone us at 386-409-9100. It doesn’t get any easier. And, to be quite honest with you, once you have the equipment and ingredients sitting in front of you, it will all make sense and you’ll say, “that’s all there is to it”. Have fun, enjoy your brew!

1) Brewer’s Best Beer Making Ingredient Kit Choice #1

2) Coopers Original Series Beer Making Ingredient Kits Choice #2

3) Thomas Coopers Beer Making Ingredient Kit Choice #3

4) Coopers International Beer Making Ingredient Kit Choice #4

5) True Brew Beer Making Ingredient Kit Choice #5

Have fun as you’re on your way!

Brewer’s Best® offers a
line of beer equipment kits that
provide the hardware you
need to produce quality
beer at home. Kits brew a
5-gallon batch of beer and
are easily expandable to
grow along with your interests
and level of craftsmanship.

Starter kits make
great gifts for the Holidays,
Father’s Day, Birthdays and
College Graduations.

Southern Homebrew’s Beer and Wine Making Blog

This blog was created on January 28, 2012. We’ll figure out what we’re doing with this blog and where we’ll take it in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, join in and let’s get it going.

Kind Regards,

Bob
Southern Homebrew Beer and Wine Making Supply