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Old 08-14-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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I am about to pull the trigger on a craigslist find. The ad claims a 7 gal and 5 gal carboy for winemaking. I assume the carboy on the left is the 7gal. Would this shape be ok for a primary? I'm concerned the shape might shoot krausen out the top. I am also concerned that the surface of the liquid will be greater due to the shape and increase the chances of oxygenation.



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Old 08-14-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
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Sure. That would work fine for beer. The 7 gal would be perfect for a primary, and the 5 gal is a perfect secondary. During primary fermentation, almost all of the oxygen is purged from the headspace, so it's not a worry. BTW, wine is MUCH more succeptable to oxygenation than beer, so if it's good for wine, it's probably good for beer.


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Old 08-14-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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just be careful with that 7gal demijohn, they are very fragile
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That's weird, I just saw this on Craigslist this morning then remembered seeing that same picture in this thread yesterday. I guess you beat me to it!
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Old 08-15-2007, 07:52 PM   #5
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That's weird, I just saw this on Craigslist this morning then remembered seeing that same picture in this thread yesterday. I guess you beat me to it!
I didn't bite. I asked the person to break up the lot of stuff and they wouldn't. Go for it.


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