- Jan 10, 2005
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Since my primary fermenter and bottling bucket are identical, with the exception of the spigot, I was thinking about using the bottling bucket as the primary fermenter for my next batch, with the idea that when it came time to transfer to the carboy I could simply attach some siphon hose to the spigot and let 'er rip. The spigot is high enough so there would be some clearance over the trub, so I can't imagine any problems there. Only thing I could imagine going wrong is that it would be more prone to infection. I've heard that scratches in the plastic can harbor bacteria quite easliy, perhaps the spigot is the same way. If anyone has done this or could strongly suggest not to, let me know.