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Old 01-04-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default 6 gallon BB large enough for primary?

Well i've just transfered my first batch to a secondary 5 gallon BB and its nice to see the color and peak in on it every day or so. However I feel I missed the action of the fermenting using the ale pale. So of course if it ain't broke don't fix it but just wondering if a 6 gallon BB would have enough head space for a primary. My LHBS doesn't sell BB larger than 6 gallons.

Another 2 week wait then onto bottle, the wait is just painful. At least I know it'll be worth it, smelled delicious during the transfer.


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Old 01-04-2009, 04:57 PM   #2
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I use mine for a primary all the time.


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Old 01-04-2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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I usually use buckets, but have used a 6G BB for primary several times. Just be sure to use a blow-off tube.
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A few drops of Fermcap-S, and it's plenty big enough.
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Thanks for the input all. I'll be sticking with the bucket till I get a few batches under my belt. Also have my eye on some other brewing gadgets and what not. Need that second airlock if i'm to get the primary going again.


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