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Old 11-12-2007, 09:13 PM   #1
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Can I use these as fermenters? Primary, at least?

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Old 11-12-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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I've done it. I don't plan on doing it again, but I had no problems. Now I use Better Bottles...

edit - note my batch size was not 5 gallons when I used it
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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Whats the difference between a 5 gallon glass carboy and these?

 
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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Whats the difference between a 5 gallon glass carboy and these?
One major difference is that glass isn't nearly as permeable as the water jug plastic. The other issue is, if you want to brew 5 gallon batches, you can't ferment them in five gallon vessels. They need at least one gallon headspace...
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Old 11-12-2007, 09:27 PM   #5
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Do a search, the topic of using plastic water carboys as fermenters has been covered dozens of times, if not hundreds.

 
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Old 11-12-2007, 11:20 PM   #6
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a 5 gallon fermenter filled with 5 gallons of wort...will blow off up to 1 gallon in the first few days..wasting beer.

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Old 11-13-2007, 12:46 AM   #7
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Damn... the kit I bought came with a 5 gallon carboy.

Can I ferment in the bottling bucket?

 
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
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Quote:
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Damn... the kit I bought came with a 5 gallon carboy.

Can I ferment in the bottling bucket?
Yes, if you drill the lid for an airlock and stopper, but you should invest in a 6.5 gal carboy, they're only like $17.
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:28 AM   #9
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Did it only come with one carboy? I could see if they gave you one 5 gallon carboy to secondary in, but not for primary. That's weird...
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Old 11-13-2007, 01:39 AM   #10
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the lid already has the hole, but the bucket doesnt. Am I supposed to drill the hole myself for bottling?

Will blow-off or beer start oozing out of the spigot hole, or does the blow-off always go up to the top?

If not, then problem solved. I'll do my primary in the bucket...secondary in the carboy, then bottle in the bucket.

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