Okay, I'm getting ready to brew my 1st 10 gallon all-grain (OktoberFAST clone) this weekend.
For 5 gallons it's pretty obvious - ferment in a 6-gallon plastic primary, rack and secondary in 6-gallon glass carboy, rack into corny keg and carbonate
I have available 1/2 barrel keg, 1 corny keg, 1 6-gallon glass carboy, and 2 6-gallon plastic primaries.
Would experienced 10 gallon brewers suggest:
1) ferment split into 2 primaries, skip secondary in favor of a long primary, and combine in the 1/2 barrel to age/carbonate
2) ferment in the 1/2 barrel - rack into 2 plastics for secondary - rack back into 1/2 barrel and carbonate
3) ferment in the 1/2 barrel - rack into 2 plastics, clean 1/2 barrel, back into 1/2 barrel to carbonate (again skipping secondary)
Until I get a 2nd 1/2 barrel options are limited so I'm wondering what people have found to be the least hassle. THANKS.