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Old 01-30-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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Why is a carboy the preferred fermentation container? I've done beer in plastic buckets before, and seen a lot of other people do it too. Is there something different about wine that necessitates a carboy?


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Why is a carboy the preferred fermentation container? I've done beer in plastic buckets before, and seen a lot of other people do it too. Is there something different about wine that necessitates a carboy?
Wine can be be in a bucket for primary, but secondary of wine is usually longer than a beer is. A carboy limits the headspace drastically more due to the bottleneck compared to a bucket. Thus is better for the long term storage of wine to prevent oxidation.
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