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strantor 01-29-2013 11:29 PM

carboy or bucket?
 
Why is a carboy the preferred fermentation container? I've done beer in plastic buckets before, and seen a lot of other people do it too. Is there something different about wine that necessitates a carboy?

tx-brewer 01-29-2013 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strantor (Post 4841640)
Why is a carboy the preferred fermentation container? I've done beer in plastic buckets before, and seen a lot of other people do it too. Is there something different about wine that necessitates a carboy?

Wine can be be in a bucket for primary, but secondary of wine is usually longer than a beer is. A carboy limits the headspace drastically more due to the bottleneck compared to a bucket. Thus is better for the long term storage of wine to prevent oxidation.


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