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Old 01-07-2012, 06:09 AM   #1
benzy4010
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I'm fermenting a 5 gallon batch in my bucket but I don't really like it that much but do like the 8 gallon buckets cuz they are much more see through. Are they to big though for sitting in just primary for a month? Not gonna second stage



 
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:15 AM   #2
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No not to big a month seems like a long time, must be a big beer



 
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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I'm fermenting a 5 gallon batch in my bucket but I don't really like it that much but do like the 8 gallon buckets cuz they are much more see through. Are they to big though for sitting in just primary for a month? Not gonna second stage
As long as you keep the lid or airlock on, fermentation should keep a blanket of CO2 over your beer. And FWIW, I think even simple beers probably need a month to start hitting their best flavor, but personally I tend to do about 2-3 weeks in primary and 10 days-2 weeks in bottle. Do what works for you, though. No "wrong" way as long as you like your beer!
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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Strong dark ale

 
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Old 01-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #5
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This will be my second batch so the first I did primary and a secondary which it's in now then bottle. I'm gonna brew another one now and just primary for a month apparently is another way



 
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