Originally Posted by jongrill
If I'm doing two gallon batches wouldn't stow gallon bucket be perfect for secondary's if needed? No headspace!
Well, a bucket is very wide. So you'd have 12 inches (or whatever width your bucket is) of headspace. That's a lot! It's not the depth of the beer in the bucket, 12 inches wide is 12 inches wide (the headspace) whether the bucket is half full or totally full.
So I wouldn't use a bucket for a secondary, period. I'd either skip it, or use a carboy/better bottle.