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Old 01-13-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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I am thinking about breaking up the batches into 2.5 gallons each. You think i could split 5 gallon batch into two 3gallon fermenters?

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:34 PM   #2
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Should be fine: you put five gallons in a ~6 gallon carboy so the two 3's would be more less equal. I hear Fermcap can control foaming in the fermenter as well as the boil so that might help with high krausen levels.

Never split a batch myself though.

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
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Yes. I do it all the time. I've had a few blowoffs, but only in bigger beers. 2.5 gallons its about as big as I'd go.
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