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Old 06-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
Jun 2012
Escondido, CA
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My Friend has suggested that since I'm buying more decently expensive stuff to start out that I may as well purchase a 6 gallon glass carboy to use for my primary (5 gallons for secondary). This is so I can put a thermometer inside the carboy itself while it is fermenting in a chest cooler to get the actual fermentation temperatures, and because glass is just better anyways?

Just thought I would get some other opinions to validate my purchase

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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You can. But no need to. 6.5 gallon Buckets are cheaper, and they don't explode and send brewers to the ER when bumped wrong.

I try to only use glass when aging.

Nothing saying you can't, but you can use that money saved on other items. Also, sometimes 6 gallons isn't enough head space for a brew.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:43 PM   #3
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Carboys are all I use(except for must buckets).
I find them easier to clean and I don't have to mess with lids.

eventually you collect multiples of the whole set. 3, 5, 6, 6.5, 8.9(DJ), 15(DJ)
6 gallon works great for a 5gallon batch primary.

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