Originally Posted by kyle6357
Secondary is only 5 gallon carboy I got from a friend. Plus I want the clarity. I had read secondary helps with clarity. Next one is going to be an all-grain I want to try. I may still leave it a week and pick up a bucket; they are cheap!
You can primary in a 5 gallon carboy, just use a blow off tube in place of the airlock for at least the first three days of fermentation, if not for the whole time. It's the same thing, just an altered set up.
IME I can achieve the same amount of clarity from only using an extended primary and I can eliminate the risk of infection by not moving my beer unnecessarily. Remember that you'll also promote clarity when you chill it, either in the bottle or in the keg. If you really want some extra clarity, cold crash the fermenter before packaging.
Just my $.02