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Bottling bucket 4 6.35%
Bucket no spigot 26 41.27%
Better Bottle 8 12.70%
Carboy 16 25.40%
Conical 3 4.76%
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default What do you use for Primary Fermentation?

Just curious what is popular out there. I need to pick up some more vessels.

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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I use glass carboys ... 6-gallon for primary, 5-gallon if I ever want to secondary.

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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i use glass 6.5 gallon carboys, then straight to the keg

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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I use buckets 98% of the time. I just picked up a 6.5 gallon carboy for fermenting sours.

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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I use a better bottle 6 gal.for primary usually and my glass carboys for secondary`s
to keep the pipline goin`

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Old 02-04-2012, 06:12 PM   #6
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Carboy then to a keg for a short secondary then straight to the keezer.

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both glass carboys and better bottles. Just started using better bottles. I like them so far but we will see how durable they are.

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both glass carboys and better bottles. Just started using better bottles. I like them so far but we will see how durable they are.
They hold up pretty well,but watch the bottoms they will dent.I`ve used mine for 2 years and it still hangin` in there.
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i use 6.5 gal carboys for most of my 5 gal batches, but sometimes i use buckets if my carboys are full. my smaller batches are in carboys.

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I mostly use a food-grade plastic fermentation bucket. Easier to carry, no worry about dropping a fully loaded glass carboy. Also easier to get the wort into the bucket than a carboy.

But, I also have a couple glass carboys(6.5 gallon) I picked up off Amazon for $30 each (shipped). I've used these, and they have the advantage of being able to watch all the awesome yeast action.

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