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Old 04-22-2009, 02:39 AM   #1
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So, I'm still up in the air if I'll even rack to a secondary. If I do, it will be to a 7 gallon plastic fermenting bucket. I've read that the biggest disadvantage would be the amount of empty headspace in the bucket. Does anyone have experience racking to a plastic bucket for a secondary and do you have any issues with it?

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I that's all you have, use it for a second primary and just do 1 stage fermetations.

I've never used buckets except for a primary, not saying it wouldn't work, but as you stated that's more headspace than you need in a secondary.

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Leave it in the primary for 3 weeks.

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I that's all you have, use it for a second primary and just do 1 stage fermentations.

I've never used buckets except for a primary, not saying it wouldn't work, but as you stated that's more headspace than you need in a secondary.
I concur. If you really want to secondary you should get a 5 gal glass carboy or Better Bottle, otherwise I'd just do a long primary (3+ weeks).
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Ok then. I suppose that settles it. I'll just do 3 in the primary and use both buckets as primaries. Thanks!

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