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Old 01-14-2014, 01:53 AM   #1
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Hey folks....I'm wanting to be able to brew more batches...should I purchase a container for secondary fermentation or a second primary fermenter?

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Old 01-14-2014, 01:56 AM   #2
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Depends... If you want to dry hop, add fruit, etc buy another and use as secondary for just that... Never hurts to have multiple carboys... I always feel like I need more

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Old 01-14-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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the batch I'm doing now I'm just going to dry-hop in the primary. I don't have the equipment for full 5 gallon all-grain batches, but I do want to brew more often. Thought it would be advantageous just to do a second primary bucket for now until I get into full-5 gallon batches and stronger beers that would do well with a secondary fermentation...

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I'd recommend getting a carboy.. You can use it for primary and secondary.. I prefer them over buckets because over time the seal on the bucket lid wears down... I also like carboys so I can impatiently see what's going on inside without opening it

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I don't differentiate primary fermentors from secondaries. IF I transfer I just go into whatever is open. I have used buckets carboys and better bottles. For beer buckets work best for me.

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