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Old 05-01-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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I searched the forums but couldn't find any answer that I wanted exactly.

I'm brewing a Hoegaarden style on Saturday and I'm not planning on using a secondary.

As of right now I only have one carboy that's currently full.

Should I invest in a second carboy or just use my bucket for the full length of the fermentation?

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Old 05-01-2009, 09:55 PM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/vs-p...alysis-109318/

EDIT: oops, that's not what you wanted - use your bucket for the whole time - no probs at all!
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:57 PM   #3
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Use you bucket. You won't have a problem as long as it's HDPE. Just leave it in there for the 2-3-4 weeks, whatever you're planning on for fermentation. I've left beers in buckets for over 4 weeks with no ill effects.

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Old 05-01-2009, 10:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick answer.

I did an old extract brew like that and nothing happened, but this one is special so I wanted to make sure.

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Old 05-01-2009, 10:10 PM   #5
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Invest in another carboy...you can never have enough

And that's not to say you can't use the bucket...you can, but planning for the future is important!

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Buy another carboy, you will probably end up buying one down the road anyways!

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