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Old 02-28-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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is this going to be an issue using a 5 gallon carboy for fermentation if i use a blow off tube? i was give 4 carboys and i thought they where 6 gallon, looks like they are closer to 5. i would still like to use them though.



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Old 02-28-2009, 09:01 PM   #2
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go for it. you'll lose some through the blowoff tube if the fermentation is vi-ga-rous so you could also just leave some space at the top - either way it will work.



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Old 02-28-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Then when you have time, pick up a 6-gallon better bottle. You can primary in that for a week and then drop your beer into your 5-gallon carboys for a longer secondary.

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Old 02-28-2009, 09:50 PM   #4
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Then when you have time, pick up a 6-gallon better bottle. You can primary in that for a week and then drop your beer into your 5-gallon carboys for a longer secondary.
thats what im thinking eventually, just didnt have the money to buy them and i got these for free!
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:39 PM   #5
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I wish I would have bought 6 gallon BB's instead of 5 gallon glass. Brew and learn...

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Old 03-01-2009, 12:04 AM   #6
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I wish I would have bought 6 gallon BB's instead of 5 gallon glass. Brew and learn...

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i see you got it on there, its not linking though, make sure you copied all the code in my post!
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I use 5gal carboys all the time. The blowoff amount really isn't much, and can be even less with Fermcap.

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i got it in last night and its working fine. there is a good amount of krausin coming out but its ok.

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I have 4 5g carboys, I do all my fermenting in there. Blow off tubes are a must for me in the first couple days but other than the tubes being a PITA to clean (soak and use a bottle brush with a wire to pull it through) it works great. If I could buy 6g bottles for cheap I'd buy them.

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I have 4 5g carboys, I do all my fermenting in there. Blow off tubes are a must for me in the first couple days but other than the tubes being a PITA to clean (soak and use a bottle brush with a wire to pull it through) it works great. If I could buy 6g bottles for cheap I'd buy them.
ya, i will probably pick up a 6 gallon at some point but these where free. it did build up enough pressure to spew out the cap a little on the side but nothing major. it seamed like it was starting to calm a little this morning so i think im going to be fine.


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