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Old 04-27-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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Is there any harm in using my bottling bucket as a primary so I can rack to secondary in my carboy?
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:08 AM   #2
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As long as it's clean, and able to release CO2 out of the bucket, you should not have a problem.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:09 AM   #3
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I don't think there is any immediate or dangerous harm but I wouldn't suggest this. Mostly becuase you have the yeast cake which will get all caught up in the spigot and might be a pain to clean.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:12 AM   #4
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The only problem is you won't have a bottling bucket available when its time to bottle your beer. Consider buying another carboy - or consider just using a longer primary time and skip the secondary.
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I have 4 ale pails: two have a spigot, and two don't. As long as I have an empty one with a spigot come bottling time, all is good. Just make sure you wash it good, and that the tap is closed when you fill it!
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I have 4 ale pails: two have a spigot, and two don't. As long as I have an empty one with a spigot come bottling time, all is good. Just make sure you wash it good, and that the tap is closed when you fill it!
Me too. 2 with, 2 without.........And yes, I've left the spigot open too.
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I have spigots on all my buckets.Haven't had to siphon yet and lovin it!
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:23 PM   #8
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With good sanitation techniques ported primaries aren't a problem.
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