Thought I had researched my new hobby pretty well, but alas... I made my first n00b mistake before my first brew.
I purchased two 5 gallon glass carboys from morebeer.com thinking the standard 5 gallons of wort would naturally need a 5 gallon home.... oops
I'm weighing the pros and cons of a few options and would love some input.
(the greedy option)
Still brew 5g batches for each carboy and just go to the hardware store for some large diameter blow-off tubing.
(possible beer famine?)
Brew only one 5g batch and fill each carboy halfway (2.5g).
Alter any recipes to brew only 4g of wort for each carboy, thereby saving the krausen. (How difficult are these calculations for a n00b?)
Return the carboys and order new 6.5 gallon ones.
Would love to RDWHAHB, but I don't have any yet!