Originally Posted by Bluelinebrewer
How big of a carboy are you using? How big was your batch?
5 gallon carboy, 5 gallon batch. Stopped by LHBS and explained everything to the guy and he said you can't ferment 5 gallons of beer in a 5 gallon carboy. Why none of the instructions/books/websites I have read on brewing have not mentioned this I don't know. Seems like an important rule to me. I explained I had bought a kit and he was amazed that it only came with a bottling bucket and a glass carboy so I went ahead and bought a 6.5 gallon primary fermentor bucket.
On a side note I was thinking of using one of those 5 gallon water jugs as a secondary fermentor. Will these work? Thanks.