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Old 02-10-2013, 12:20 AM   #1
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I was just reading about reracking and I was just wondering if its better to get buckets (if not going to use a glass carboy) from a home brew company or can I just get a bucket from Home Depot or something like that?


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Old 02-10-2013, 12:30 AM   #2
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What's reracking? I've heard of people getting buckets from Home Depot. It's probably fine, just clean and sanitize.


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Might be wrong terminology but it's when you move your brew to multiple buckets during fermentation to reduce on the amount of sediment it the final product. My boss is a home brewer also and use it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:32 AM   #4
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Unless you're planning on leaving the beer on the yeast for over a month, I wouldn't rack it. Chance of infection, filtration is better for clearing.
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Unless you're planning on leaving the beer on the yeast for over a month, I wouldn't rack it. Chance of infection, filtration is better for clearing.
+1. Most people call this racking to a secondary, and in my opinion it is rarely necessary. I only do it if I'm aging for more than 3 months or adding fruit or something. There's no use using a secondary as long as you're careful not to pick up sediment from the bottom when you're racking to the bottling bucket from the primary.


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