Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > Same beer, 2 buckets, Mix?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
Krovitz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Quincy, MA
Posts: 585
Liked 123 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 64

Default Same beer, 2 buckets, Mix?

Hello all,

Brewed up a red ale last night at a friends house. He was supposed to get a regular ale pale and surprised me with 2 Lowes buckets so he could ferment more beer. We did a partial boil but just mixed the buckets back and forth to try and get everything evenly distributed. Both fermenters combined total 6.5 gallons. Seemed alright. Hydrometer samples matched.

I"m now wondering if we should mix the batches together after 2 weeks in my ale pail and let it sit for a week or would we be fine if we just mixed them on bottling day when we rack into bottling bucket? I'm not too worried about. Just thinking maybe there is something I'm not considering.

Thanks for any input.

__________________
Krovitz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
bioguy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 173
Liked 23 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 56

Default

You'll be fine mixing right before bottling if you want a single style of beer. Since you've already got a split batch, you could add some additional hops to one bucket and get two slightly different styles.

__________________
bioguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2012, 07:43 PM   #3
Krovitz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Quincy, MA
Posts: 585
Liked 123 Times on 74 Posts
Likes Given: 64

Default

Thanks. That is actually an awesome idea. I'll try that out.

__________________
Krovitz is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Buckets or a Carboy? VMCosco General Techniques 15 11-11-2012 09:19 PM
Replacing buckets? Johnny9 General Techniques 6 11-08-2009 07:58 PM
Do any of you just mostly use buckets for fermenting? Beerbeque General Techniques 51 06-19-2009 05:19 PM
Buckets VS Carboys ff186 General Techniques 52 02-28-2008 11:03 PM
Buckets and blow off tubes fritz_monroe General Techniques 13 06-04-2007 02:57 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS