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Old 06-07-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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I mean, other than the spigot, there is not much difference right?

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Old 06-07-2008, 04:53 PM   #2
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No Difference, I use mine all the time. You'll need a 2ndary though, so you don't have a ton of yeast in your beer unless thats OK with you. It might be OK in a hefe or a wit beer.

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Right.

Just make sure you clean and sanitize the spigot really well- that's just another place for nasties to hide out.

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So I could use it as a secondary with even less trouble then right?

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Yes - But glass/PET 2ndarys are better for longer storage. Not to mention the racking/transfer process is to keep the yeast to a minimum.

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I mean, other than the spigot, there is not much difference right?

Tim
I've done it before, but now I just use a racking cane.

If you do it, two things to remember:

* as advised, sanitize the spigot well. Some folks dissasemble and sanitize in pieces then reassemble.

* remember to doublecheck that the spigot is closed BEFORE dumping the wort in. Don't ask me how I know this.
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I use bottling bucket all the time, take gravity readings from spigot instead of opening lid

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I use to do it all the time. I never fermented in anything else for years. It does make getting hydro readings "EASY LIKE SUNDAY MORNING". I now use carboys and just check hydro when I transfer.
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Another thing to consider is the size of your bottling bucket, for a primary you need some headspace for the krausen to go. As long as it is 6.5 gal. and not a 5 gal. you are good to go. I still use a blowoff tube.
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