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Old 12-29-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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I'm in the process of upgrading my equipment to brew 10 gallon batches. Right now I use 6 gallon carboys for fermenting. What do you use for 10 gallon batches? Do you split it into 2 - 6 gallon fermenters?

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:36 AM   #2
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:37 AM   #3
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Split it, unless you're fortunate enough to have a larger conical fermenter. Some others have made fermenters out of both larger stainless steel vessels or plastic. Usually those are the ones going in the 20-50 gallon range though.

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:39 AM   #4
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I you like glass go to a 15gal demijohn I have two and they work great I believe Midwest brewing has them on there website or ask your local HBS
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Old 12-29-2011, 12:39 AM   #5
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Another good option if you can find them is to ferment in Sanke kegs, Brewers Hardware Sanke Keg Fermenter Kit with Thermowell or You can also stretch an orange carboy cap over the opening of the keg. I have been keeping my eyes open for some for my 10 gallon batches.


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Old 12-29-2011, 12:39 AM   #6
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Also, keep in mind how you are going to move it around.

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:43 AM   #7
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I use a Super Simple 15G plastic Conical. Can have it set up for under $100.

I use to just split it and put it in two 6.5G carboys

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:52 AM   #8
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I have split mine in the past, but just acquired a sanke keg that I'll be fermenting in from now on. Get to test it out next week.

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:52 AM   #9
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If you are planning on putting more than 5 gallons somewhere for fermentation, I recommend having at the proper height to transfer to your kegs or bottling bucket without moving it full.
1. Its heavy
2. You don't want to stir up the dregs that have settled out.

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Old 12-29-2011, 01:19 AM   #10
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sanke is what I use. Pull the spear and use a 10.5 drilled stopper with normal air lock. Plus you can no chill

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