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Old 01-08-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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I was wanting to try the two stage method, but I don't have a 5 gallon carboy. My question is, why can't I just use a food grade 5 gallon bucket? I can pick one up at the local donut shop for like 75 cents. Is there a problem with this?

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Old 01-08-2007, 09:36 PM   #2
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The biggest drawback to using a bucket as a secondary is the large headspace involved. Lots more room to oxidise your brew. But people do use them and still make good beer.

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Old 01-08-2007, 10:47 PM   #3
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I have three seven gallon buckets & have never had a problem with oxidation (and not because I drink a batch in two weeks).

But remember: A pickle bucket is a pickle bucket forever.

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But remember: A pickle bucket is a pickle bucket forever.
I hope that's now what you're calling SWMBO these days.
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