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Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
« 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?
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Offline Stevie

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Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
« Reply #1 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.

Offline Lazy Ant Brewing

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Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2014, 09:05:51 AM »
Thanks, Steve.
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Offline leejoreilly

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Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
« Reply #3 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.

Offline klickitat jim

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Re: Size of equipment needed for fruit beers?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2014, 03:31:57 PM »
Way to go Lee!