Originally Posted by bgpbrew
One more question-- so would the advice about not using a secondary be the same whether I use a carboy or bucket for my primary fermentation?
Yes. In general, regardless of your primary, if its going to bulk age less than a few months, you can do it in either a carboy or bucket. If you DO want to transfer it to a secondary for the adding of ingredients or very long term bulk aging, the recommendation is to transfer to a container with very little head space and low oxygen permeability, such as a smaller carboy. But unless your aging more than a few months, plastic is fine.