New to Homebrewing 5 gallon Carboy Question - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > New to Homebrewing 5 gallon Carboy Question

Thread Tools
Old 12-21-2011, 06:34 PM   #11
Sep 2010
LONDON, Ontario Canada
Posts: 205
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

To reduce foaming, u can add fermcap and/or ferment at the lower end of the temperature scale say like 62-64 deg F. Using a blowoff tube helps as well.

I would just sell them and pick up some new ones on kijiji. Usually people buy and sell both the 6.5 and 5 gallon carboys for about 10-15 each.

Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #12
Oct 2011
Windsor, ca
Posts: 188
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Use your bucket for primary and use carboy for secondary. Plus you don't want light on your beer so I cover my carboy so I can't watch anyway.
The Gunrunner
If you are going to be stupid then you better be tough.

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5 Gallon measurement height on a 6.5 gallon carboy 85 Haro Designs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 15 02-20-2014 03:53 PM
Is 1 gallon of head space in a 5 gallon carboy secondary OK or not OK? msa8967 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 09-08-2011 01:53 AM
Justed Racked my first brew and appear to be low 1/2-1 gallon in 5 gallon carboy. Brandow Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-15-2011 05:23 PM
Anybody ever tried intentionally doing a 7+ gallon batch in a 6.5-gallon carboy? jsweet Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 06-23-2011 05:04 PM
Question about BPM when carboy has an extra gallon in... britishbloke Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 12-03-2006 06:33 PM

Forum Jump