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Old 10-26-2010, 04:59 PM   #21
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This is the kit I got. It says its a 6 gallon carboy but something I read in the kit said 5 gal. I guess i need to figure out which one it is.

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Looks like 6 gal to me. You'll want gallon marks on the carboy anyway, so just add a gallon at a time, and mark the glass with nail polish as you go. The top "ring" below the neck is where the carboy is "full" and whatever your volume is at that point indicates the size of the carboy.



 
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Old 10-26-2010, 06:32 PM   #22
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Looks like 6 gal to me. You'll want gallon marks on the carboy anyway, so just add a gallon at a time, and mark the glass with nail polish as you go. The top "ring" below the neck is where the carboy is "full" and whatever your volume is at that point indicates the size of the carboy.
Great tip! Thanks, I will do that tonight. I would like to start this batch on Saturday. I can't wait!!

 
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:12 AM   #23
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Just wanted to update this thread. I had my first brew day today. I am very happy with how everything went. My beer has been in the primary for about 7 hours now and I am getting lots of airlock activity! I will update again in a few weeks.

 
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