The Better-Bottle® PET carboys do NOT contain BPA.
Bisphenol-A, which is BPA, is not present in the PET Better Bottle. Bisphenol-A (BPA) has
nothing whatever to do with PET.
BPA is NOT used to make PET plastics, nor is it used as a starting
material to make any of the materials used in the manufacture of PET.
I just thought I would clear up this point regarding
this carboy in light of the recent (national) news.
cut instructions for care & sanitation of your
This PET product is a high end lab item. It does not
breath (allow oxygen in) or leach (plastic materials) into the wine. It is resistant to
chlorine-based (C-Brite) and other (percabonate: B-Brite, One Step, OxiClean) cleaners and dish
cleaning (Cascade) items and Potassium Metabisulfite
rinses. Do NOT let acid cleaners set long to soak, there have
been reports of cracking.
The use of carboy
brushes is NOT recommended as they may cause scratching, which creates microscopic hiding places
for bacteria, yeast, etc. PUT A TUBE SOCK on your carboy brush should you need a brush OR just
agitate cleaning solution in the jug in a timely fashion.
There is no need to risk burning yourself with
use of over-hot water, though it will stand temperature up to 140 0 F, your skin will not.
Higher temps could distort your PET bottle. Rinsing by flushing is very effective: garden hose nozzle, Double Blast Bottle
We also carry GLASS Gallon Jugs with a
handle that take a # 6.5 bung
and/or a 38 mm screw cap. They are handy for
fermenting the juice you need to draw off the main carboy to allow room for
Bucket Fermenting 7.8
US gallon printed, includes lid with grommet,
shorter squatty pail. We found that the taller 6 gallon pail had problems
traveling. They measure 16" tall and 14 inches across the top of the
bottling bucket (7.8 US gallon with a drilled lid) has a pre drilled
hole for bottling spigot. Spigot is NOT included. You could drill a 1 inch hole in the lower side of a fermenting bucket.
Make sure the hole is high enough so that the spigot will clear the floor when
The lid are included with a bucket purchase or may be bought
separately. They are either black food grade or white and
are DRILLED with grommet.
for lid. Our lids come with a grommet, but if you
remove it, put your grommet back on the lid before you put the lid on the must. Saves losing the
grommet in the must or wort. 9/16"
remover for buckets are yellow or orange. We have found that not all lid removers
work with all buckets, but these are a good pairing.