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Old 12-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #11
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Use it as a primary for 2 gallon batches. If you don't... I demand you send it to me, so I can!!
Lol, ill use it when i have something that needs dry hopped and i need the other primary for a new batch.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:37 AM   #12
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Ive been doing 2.5 gallon batches in a 6 gallon Ale Pail for over a year now without any problems.

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:21 AM   #13
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I share your concern...For the first time I just split a 5 gallon batch of a basic hefe into 2 5 gallon fermenters after a week in the primary. I was a little concerned, but I racked on top of fruit, one on cherry puree and one on a bananas foster mix. I'm hoping that the yeasties will jump on the fruit and push out oxygen, but we will see...

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:26 AM   #14
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I bought myself a couple 3gal carboys for this purpose. I prefer working with the smaller carboys where I can and in turn I use it for a primary for smaller 2gal recipies.

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Old 12-18-2012, 05:49 AM   #15
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I just scored a bunch of free bakery buckets. A few 2 gal. and a 3.5 gal. I already had a few of these as it was. I could likely get a couple every weekend when I go grocery shopping.

Small batch brewing is no problem for me. Especially since I don't do secondaries.

But... at the end of the day... I would do 2 gal. in a 5 gal. BB or carboy! I aint skeered!

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I just scored a bunch of free bakery buckets. A few 2 gal. and a 3.5 gal. I already had a few of these as it was. I could likely get a couple every weekend when I go grocery shopping.

Small batch brewing is no problem for me. Especially since I don't do secondaries.

But... at the end of the day... I would do 2 gal. in a 5 gal. BB or carboy! I aint skeered!
If you have good sanitation the size of the fermenter is of no concern. If your sanitation isn't good, the size of the fermenter won't matter much either, you'll get an infection anyway. I regularly do a 2 to 3 gallon batch in a 6 1/2 gallon bucket and the beer always turns out like beer.
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