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Old 02-13-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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I know there is a simple solution to my problem, but wanted to hear it from some of you. I need to buy more carboys. what do I need to get, as in what is more common to be needed down the road. 6gal or 5 gal BB?

I have the following in storage waiting........ note these are all of my storage vessels
6gal BB: Phat Tyre Clone w/ NB yeast (2.4.28)
5gal BB: "The Dog" Brown Ale (1.21.08) (this was racked from primary to secondary on 2.2.08)
5gal BB: Ed's Apfelwein (1.12.08)(this is clear but have not checked gravity since OG)

I need to purchase a bottling bucket, and figure I should get ingredients and start another batch while I am at it.

I want to move my phat tyre clone as soon as its ready and figure this weekend should just about do it for me, and there are no open 5 gal carboys.

Can the apfelwein be sent to bottles if its gravity says so? or should I just pony up for another carboy? and should it be another 5 or 6 gal?
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Old 02-13-2008, 01:50 PM   #2
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Both the brown and apfelwein could probably be bottled although a gravity reading is always good to keep it safe. As for Carboys, I would get another 6 gallon one if I was you. That way you have two primaries and two secondaries.
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Old 02-13-2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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I would get another secondary. Having more than 1 primary going at a time is more rare for me at least. I tend to secondary for a long time so I need a bunch of extra secondary carboys usually.

 
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Old 02-13-2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Boerderij Kabouter
I would get another secondary. Having more than 1 primary going at a time is more rare for me at least. I tend to secondary for a long time so I need a bunch of extra secondary carboys usually.
Same here, but it is a matter of how you brew or want to.


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