Originally Posted by danimal23
Okay, after reading other threads about primary and secondary, I'm still confused about one thing. Here are 2 scenarios:
Do I use my glass carboy as a primary or my plastic 40L bucket (assuming no transfer to secondary)
Do I use my glass carboy as a primary or secondary? (assuming dry hop is needed)
The batch I'm doing now is an IPA that will be dry hopped with pellets. Plastic bucket was used for primary and has been sitting for 10 days. I'm deciding now whether or not to transfer it.
It all doesn't really matter. You can use either. If you were to age it for 12+weeks, I'd say use the glass, but if not it's up to you.
Transferring it will open up possibility for oxidation and infection. It's a pain in the rear to clean hops out of a glass carboy.
Just a few thought I had, but really, it doesn't matter, people do it all different ways with great results.