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5.5 Gallon Batch in a 6 Gallon Carboy?

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KIRBREW

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I've fermented hundreds of 5.5 gallon batches in a 6 gallon carboy. Just make sure to use a blow off tube.
 

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It could be done. You will need to control fermentation temperature so the yeast does not become over active, producing excessive krausen. You will also need to install a blow off tube before fermentation begins.

Scaling the recipe back to a smaller volume is also possible.
 

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The yeasts that are wheat specific can be explosive, so blow off tube is recommended.
 
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