I have always liked the standard 7.5 gallon food grade bucket. I prefer the one that True Brew has becasue the lid has a rubber gasket to seal the air out. I don't have to worry about a blowoff hose and it is pretty easy to control the temp with either a space heater or a brew belt.
I think other people like to see what is going on in a glass carboy, but I am so afraid of opening the bucket to look that it forces me to be patient.
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