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Old 03-17-2008, 12:22 AM   #1
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Default How much headspace is necessary?

I'm trying to maximize my primary fermenter. It's actually an tun and even with 8 gals. I still about 2" of headspace. I definitely use a blowoff tube every batch. I guess I'll keep experimenting til I make a mess! Keep SWMBO happy! I pretty much have tubs and buckets to contain mess as long as it does not EXPLODE!

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Old 03-17-2008, 12:47 AM   #2
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Get a bigger fermenter. It's not good to loose beer. it is too expensive. You can get a 55 gallon food grade container and have lots of room. Sanke kegs work too.

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