Originally Posted by jongrill
I do make a lot of beers with fruit additions. That's why I am stuck for ideas...
I gotcha. I've been there too. A suitable ~2 gallon vessel isn't falling off the shelves. The easy solution, for a secondary, is to use what works and purge it with CO2 before filling it. Thereby, you don't need to worry about oxidation form too much head space.
I tried the multiple 1 gallon glass carboys and felt it was too much of a hassle for most things. I've been using these lately:
2.5 gallon plastic carboys from uline.com. They have some good features and bad features. First, the bad, the spigot is aligned with the very bottom of the jug, in order to drain everything last drop. This is problematic for avoiding trub, so I have to put a board under the front of the jugs to tilt them back. The good things about them are (1) the spigot sized to allow tubing to slip over it, (2) small opening on the top that stoppers w/airlocks fit into, and (3) also a large opening for adding fruit or other things at any time. I just purge them with CO2 first.