Originally Posted by BREWCREW44
I was thinking the same, in regards to it wouldn't hurt, but I ended up putting the 5.5 gallon batch in like a 13 gallon carboy and it's pretty hard to take gravity readings. Not the smartest idea on my behalf
No, that wasn't very smart of you.
A quick question: I was going to take ~a gallon and add chilis to the secondary with the nibs and leave out the coffee, as an experimental side batch. Any recommendations for a little carboy I could use to do this? I had an old Mr. Beer barrel that caused an experimental batch to get infected last time, so I want something I can rely on.