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Old 11-24-2010, 05:18 AM   #1
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hi gang i making a raspberry wheat and have a question about the secondary. I plan on adding about 3-5 lbs of raspberries to the secondary on an upcoming brew. My primary will be a bucket, and i can do one of two things for secondary,. Try to squeeze it all in one 5 gal. carboy, split between 2 5 gal carboys, or transfer to another bucket. I'm leaning towards the bucket due to the ease of getting the berries in and out and the room factor. i'm thinking the 2 carboys might have to much headspace. Opinions?


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Old 11-24-2010, 05:26 AM   #2
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Bucket FTW. It won't be in there aging forever and it's easier to clean the berries out of.
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Bucket. Cleaning fruit out of carboys is murder.
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