« on: March 28, 2011, 12:31:41 AM »
I've always preferred to ferment in 6.5 glass carboys so I can see the action and I just prefer glass to plastic. I also like to maximize my final product so i ferment a volume of 6.5+ gallons which generally results in significant blow off. I've been reading lately and am becoming convinced that "blowing off" may compromise the finished libation of all the goodness originally intended. So, I'm considering doing some primary ferments in larger plastic buckets to avoid blow off. With all the emphasis on avoiding oxygen contact post fermentation, I'm curious about methods folks use to avoid oxygenation when racking from a plastic bucket. Hope you all had a good weekend, I kegged my Billy Shakes Stout clone to make three in the keezer so far. Brew on.