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Old 12-27-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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From what I have read it seems most don't use a secondary with their brews. I understand the pros/cons of secondary's especially the sanitation. I have easy access to 5 gal water jugs and could use them as a secondary to store/age more batches. I only have one fermenter but could have many secondaries. Any thoughts? Pros/cons?

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:01 AM   #2
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From what I have read it seems most don't use a secondary with their brews. I understand the pros/cons of secondary's especially the sanitation. I have easy access to 5 gal water jugs and could use them as a secondary to store/age more batches. I only have one fermenter but could have many secondaries. Any thoughts? Pros/cons?
If your purpose is using a secondary is to free up your fermenter, so you ca. Make more beer, go for it!! I think most of us skip secondary merely because it is unnecessary
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:07 AM   #3
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DON'T DO IT! The 5 gal water jugs are made of a plastic that is o2 permeable, and that represents serious storage problems for your beers. They will oxidize and taste like wet cardboard. Stick to PET (Better Bottles) or glass carboys for long term storage/aging.

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:11 AM   #4
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Well I get the cleaner, less solids thing with a secondary. If you do it right the advantages of using a secondary is offset with the skunk factor if done wrong. But for me, I can get 5 gal jugs about all day... One batch at a time.... Or 4..... Lol. Could do more.... I have had my kit for a week, opened it and inventoried... Waiting to make sure I do it right.

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:12 AM   #5
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Really??

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:13 AM   #6
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I'll have to check the bottles.... If PET they would be ok?

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:27 AM   #7
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Yup

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Old 12-27-2011, 06:32 AM   #8
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Great! Thanks. Could have ruined a batch or 2

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No problem.

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Trying to see why the secondary can't be used as a primary.

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