For those of you who brew 10-gallon batches. What do you use as your fermenter?
I currently have to 'split' each batch, because I still use 6.5 Gal. carboys as my fermenters (I put 1/2 the batch in each).
What are you using for a fermenter that will hold all 10 gallons? Also, how do you move that big, heavy thing when you have to rack to a 2nd fermenter? I have no pumps.....
Like a few others, I split my batches and make two different beers. I will make a hop tea and add it to one of the fermenters if one of the batches requires some IBUs in excess of the "base" recipe, or steep some crystal to darken it up, or both if I need to darken it up and change the hop profile. The additions are done on the stovetop.
It's a bit more work, but it is fun to provide samples of two different beers and explain how they came from the same "batch".