I'm planning on brewing a belgian dark strong ale, and probably bulk aging it for a month or two after the initial 3 week primary. Problem is, I only have 6.5 gallon primary fermenters, and I don't usually use a secondary for anything. I guess I have 4 options here, which one is the best?
1. Leave it in the primary for the entire time.
2. Add it to a 6.5 gal fermenter and purge the headspace with CO2.
3. Add to 6.5 gal fermenter and at the same time add some sugar (that was in the recipe anyway) to feed the yeast to create CO2 in the headspace.
4. Don't secondary, and just age in the bottles after primary fermentation is over.
I'm leaning towards option 1, just because it's the easiest and I don't foresee any issues with doing this one. The OG is 1.087, so would it benefit from an even longer primary than I usually do?