So my first Brew day is this Tuesday, and I'm really excited. This forum has been super helpful in giving tips to get my equipment and processes ready. However, I had a question about 5 gal. brewing w/ Carboys. I have a fermenting bucket to brew my first batch, however I don't think I'll be able to wait 4 wks to start another, so I've been looking at some carboys on craigslist. There are a bunch of 5 gal. carboys available at a good price, however is that going to be large enough for fermenting my wort, or am I going to run out of room? Obviously a 6 gal. would be better, but there aren't any available right now.
Any help is appreciated, thank you very much.