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Old 04-17-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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Default Simple Question about ale pales

I use a plastic 'Ale Pale' for Primary and secondary. Is this ok. I see alot of folks use a glass carboy for secondary. I do plan on getting a couple soon.

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Old 04-17-2008, 01:44 AM   #2
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Are they the same size? I am far from an expert, but I think that size would be the biggest question, as secondaries are usually smaller to reduce the amount of oxygen exposure for the beer.

That said, my guess is that your beer will be just fine.

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Old 04-17-2008, 01:48 AM   #3
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Ale pales do not make good secondaries due to the large head space and chance for oxidation like 9/9 says.

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Old 04-17-2008, 02:18 AM   #4
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+1 (get a 5 gallon glass carboy or better bottle for your secondary - they are not permeable to oxygen)

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Old 04-17-2008, 03:22 AM   #5
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Yah Ive always done primary in the bucket and if I go to a secondary I use a better bottle.

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Old 04-17-2008, 03:32 AM   #6
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OK then looks like I need a new secondary vessel! Thanks guy's!

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+1 what they said. But, you should get 2 so you can have a few going and ageing at one time.

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Carboy secondary or just keep it in the primary, it's safe there. But, carboys are cool.

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