New to this "sport" and found a 5 gallon glass water cooler bottle in my mothers basement this morning. Is this the same thing as a carboy, or if not is it suitable as a fermentation chamber. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
a big glass jug will work fine. five gallons is ok for secondary on a five gallon batch (if you use secondary). for primary you need some more head space. or you can do smaller batches. or you can do apfelwein.
Originally Posted by mrk00k
I'm getting ingredients in the mail today, and I can't even taste my beer yet. What should I do?
Originally Posted by jsweet
I would make a yeast starter, and pitch it into your mailbox.