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Old 03-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Is it necessary to use a 7.9 gallon primary fermenter if I plan to make a 2 gallon batch of wine, or will a 6.5 gallon primary be sufficient?

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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A 2 gallon fermentor would work. Wine doesn't foam much. There's no reason to use a fermentor that much bigger than your batch size.

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Old 03-27-2012, 09:18 PM   #3
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A 2 gallon fermentor would work. Wine doesn't foam much. There's no reason to use a fermentor that much bigger than your batch size.
You really want a couple of inches above the top of the liquid for foam. 2 gallon primary will give you a purple floor!
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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To actually answer the OP's question: a 6.5-gallon primary will be fine.

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