Originally Posted by benzy4010
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!