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compact007 10-07-2006 12:30 PM

Fermentation Space
How much room should you have from the top of the wort to the lid? The buckets i have, have about 1 1/2" of room but now i'm thinking that isnt enough room.. What do you guys think?

TheJadedDog 10-07-2006 01:02 PM

If you don't have enough head space for the krausen, just use a blow-off instead of an air lock. Lots of folks use 5 gal. carboys as primaries and use a blow-off and it seems to work pretty well for them.

I usually have just over 1 gallon of head room left in my bucket and have had no problems so far, but then, I haven't done any truely big beers yet.

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