There’s pros and cons for both and I’ll endeavour to give some useful information that will help you decide what will suit you best. This is just my personal opinion, a lot of people swear that their beer tastes better from glass. I have used both extensively as well as kegs in the 23 years that we have been brewing our own beer. I don’t believe it tastes any different from glass or plastic (PET) but…… your beer will lose some of its gas through the plastic.

After 3 months in the plastic (PET) bottles it will start to go flat and by 6 months it will be as flat as tack. The best way to clean your PET (plastic) bottles is to soak them in a solution of Pink Stain Remover (neo pink) over night then rinse thoroughly with cold water before use.

If you are inclined to store your beer for longer than 3 months then glass bottles will be the way to go for you.

Pros for Glass Bottles

  • Will store for an indefinite amount of time if kept in good conditions.
  • Bottles can be cleaned thoroughly with a bottle brush
  • You and other people will look after and not throw your bottles away

Cons For Glass Bottles

  • Can be heavy to carry especially if travelling
  • Added work involved in capping each bottle
  • Added cost for a bench capper and caps
  • The danger aspect if bottled to soon and explosions occur

Pros For PET (plastic) Bottles

  • Light weight
  • Easy to use and store
  • No danger if beer is bottled to early

Cons for PET Bottles

  • Beer will start to go flat after 3 months
  • Harder to clean as you can’t use a bottle brush with out scratching the plastic
  • Cost approx $1 each
  • Not seen to be of any value by other people, they’ll throw them out