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Old 03-16-2010, 02:30 AM   #1
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I recently obtained a 55 gal ss fermenter. The question: How small a batch of wort can I ferment with the 55 gal capacity? Would it even matter if the fermentation gives off enough CO2 to replace the O2? Thanks.


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Old 03-16-2010, 04:27 PM   #2
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if the fermentation produces enough CO2 to push out 55 gal (minus the wort volume) of O2 then i don't think it really matters. but really you have 55 gallons of space ... why not make 50 gallons of beer?
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:35 PM   #3
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Unfortunately, I cannot always produce 50 gallons...working towards that, however.
Thanks for the reply, that was what I expected and you confirm my thinking.
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