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jjinsa

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Hi all

I have had a question which is bugging me. I am going to get two smaller bucket fermenters to make test batches in (about 11/12 L batches). An ideal bucket size would be about 15L I assume, but I can only find buckets of 10L or 20L. Would it be okay to brew an 11/12L batch in a 20L fermenter. Would there be too much air with that batch:fermenter ratio or would it be okay. I have read conflicting information online, but most say it will be fine. Just looking for more opinions.

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for primary, it shouldn't matter too much as long as you don't open the bucket too often.
Beer makes a lot of co2 in the first week or so, which will protect it till you disturb the "blanket" too much.
 

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Yeah that should be ok. I ferment 5 gallons in a 7.5 gallon bucket which I think is the normal bucket size. So 12L in 20L would be about the same headspace.

PS, America really needs to get on the metric system lol
 
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I know. I have to convert everything when reading about brewing. Majority of the recipes are either US or UK hahaha
 

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To old to think about liters. LOL

I brew 1.8 gallon batches in a 2 g bucket from H.D. Most of the time I get 3 six packs. Never secondary.
 

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