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Old 10-25-2011, 05:23 PM   #1
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Im on a budget the question i have is if i'm using a coopers beer kit and their carbonation drops can I do my primary in my bottling bucket and as long as I use their carb drops can I bottle right off my primary as long as my primary bucket has a spigot?


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Old 10-25-2011, 05:27 PM   #2
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You could,as long as your bottling bucket has enough head space. And don't over-tighten the spigot,or it'll leak. Use a blow off the 1st few days of initial,vigorous fermentation as well.


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Our first batch was done this way with no issues (other than the standard noob mistakes and lack of patience).
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I have 2 fermenters & a dedicated bottling bucket. All have spigots & airlock grommets. So I can also use my bottling bucket as a secondary,once so far with no issues.
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I got 2 "fermenters" wjhen I started, but always ended up using the second one to mix up a batch of starsan. Never had 2 fermenters going at once, but that's just the way I roll.
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I originally bought the Cooper's micro brew fermenter kit from makebeer.net. Then,last tax return time,bought a Brewer's Best ale pale & a bucket,lid,& Italian spigot to make a bottling bucket. Besides a stirring paddle,fine mesh strainer,etc to be able to brew two batches at once. I just wanted to make sure I had separate buckets & what not so I wouldn't have to use one for another purpose. I also picked up a $5 homer cheapo bucket for PBW,etc.


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