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Old 11-29-2013, 03:12 AM   #1
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Default Ferment 2.5 gal in a 5gal or 6.5gal carboy?

I want to make a 2.5 gal. batch but only have 5 gal. & 6.5 gal. glass carboys for fermenting?
Is there a problem doing this or should I purchase something smaller to do the fermenting in?
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:39 AM   #2
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There is no problem doing this. I only brew 3.5 gallon batches and use a standard "ale pail" for fermentation. Works just fine.

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Works just fine, properly sanitize all your equipment and you're good to go. I do 1-2 gallon batches in 5 and 6.5 gallon carboys all the time, the only downside is it takes up my larger fermenters.

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Doing 2.5gl batches in 5gl buckets is the only way I brew for now. However, when I bulk age or secondary, I move it to a vessel with less headspace.

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Doing 2 gallons of cider in a 5 gal carboy now. Works fine. Se my other threads for pics.

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