Originally Posted by Stauffbier
I just scored a bunch of free bakery buckets. A few 2 gal. and a 3.5 gal. I already had a few of these as it was. I could likely get a couple every weekend when I go grocery shopping.
Small batch brewing is no problem for me. Especially since I don't do secondaries.
But... at the end of the day... I would do 2 gal. in a 5 gal. BB or carboy! I aint skeered!
If you have good sanitation the size of the fermenter is of no concern. If your sanitation isn't good, the size of the fermenter won't matter much either, you'll get an infection anyway. I regularly do a 2 to 3 gallon batch in a 6 1/2 gallon bucket and the beer always turns out like beer.