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Title: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on July 24, 2014, 10:21:50 AM
I'm relatively new to brewing and thinking long term about a fruit beer for next spring, but unsure of batch vs. fermenter size.  If I brew for a three-gallons of finished brew, would I want to use a 6.5 gal ale pail or 5 -gal carboy to add the fruit to in the secondary?
Title: Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
Post by: Stevie on July 24, 2014, 12:03:23 PM
Either should work. Really depends on the amount of fruit you are adding. Buckets are nice because you can add the fruit in a big hop bag and pull it out easily.
Title: Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
Post by: Lazy Ant Brewing on July 25, 2014, 09:05:51 AM
Thanks, Steve.
Title: Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
Post by: leejoreilly on July 25, 2014, 12:52:51 PM
I just want to congratulate myself for displaying the maturity to avoid making a "size of equipment" joke.
Title: Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
Post by: klickitat jim on July 25, 2014, 03:31:57 PM
Way to go Lee!