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Old 09-19-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Decision time - which carboy

I posted this question a week or so back but probably didn't word it right and the responses didn't help much so I'll try it a different way. I have a 6 1/2 g carboy and a 5 g carboy. I am going to brew my Sinistral Warrior IPA this weekend and will be brewing a holiday recipe next weekend. Both beers will stay in their primary container until bottling time.

Which one should go in the larger carboy? I figure the IPA will be pretty active and I don't want to loose a drop of the hoppy goodness. However I have heard that beers made with fruit really get wild during primary fermentation.

I have a blow off tube so I can control things but I'm looking to the experts here for the best way to go. Thanks!



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Old 09-19-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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Usually fruit beers need to be racked to get separated from the fruit. Do you have a fermenting bucket? If so I would primary one of the two in that and leave the 5 G for the racked fruit beer.

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If I time my brewing right I can move the fruited brew into the carboy from the IPA after I bottle it. If not, I may need to do as you suggested & buy a bucket.

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