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Old 12-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #1
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That the fermentation buckets are the SH**

I used a bucket for the first time yesterday that I picked up on a quick visit to my LHBS, I must say that it was a much better experience than using my carboy. Easier to sanitize, less stuff to sanitize, and I can only imagine how much easier cleaning will be. It might be because i am a complete and total noob, but buckets just seem like the way to go, at least to me they do.

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Old 12-28-2008, 03:46 PM   #2
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That the fermentation buckets are the SH**

I used a bucket for the first time yesterday that I picked up on a quick visit to my LHBS, I must say that it was a much better experience than using my carboy. Easier to sanitize, less stuff to sanitize, and I can only imagine how much easier cleaning will be. It might be because i am a complete and total noob, but buckets just seem like the way to go, at least to me they do.

Well, thanks for reading my .02, hope I didn't waste too much of your time.
I use buckets for all of my 1.055 or lower beers. I only go to the 6.5 gallon carboy when I have a big beer that I need to rig a blowoff tube.

Buckets are the shizzle.

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Old 12-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #3
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buckets are cool
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #4
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I've only 1 batch under my belt, but using a carboy to ferment just doesn't appeal to me. I like the fact that i can get right into a bucket to give it a good clean out, it's easier to get a hydro sample, the white plastic helps minimize light damage and it's lighter and unbreakable, therefore safer to move if necessary (i.e. over to the sink for siphoning into bottles, on a towel on the floor for pouring stuff in from a height to aerate it). Maybe in the future if i ever want to try secondaries i'll consider it again but for now buckets are the way forward.

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My favorite part is that I can dump in some sanitizer, and shove everything inside the bucket. Then I just soak my hands for a bit, and start pulling everything back out and I'm done.
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Don't you like watching your lovely brew as she goes to work? haha
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Don't you like watching your lovely brew as she goes to work? haha
My first batch in glass had me totally in awe! I showed it to anyone who came around.
Buckets are much easier to clean and carry, but are also easier to scratch and hang onto nasties.
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Buckets are great for primaries, that don't need a blow off, but I always use a carboy for secondary.
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My first batch in glass had me totally in awe! I showed it to anyone who came around.
Buckets are much easier to clean and carry, but are also easier to scratch and hang onto nasties.
Agree!

I currently have two carboys going as secondary's right now and another as primary. The bucket is awaiting its day soon...i'm thinking a SA Winter Brew Clone


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