For fermenting 5 – gallon batches of beer, the 6 – Gallon Glass Carboy provides the proper head space during fermentation for krausen formation and the safe release of CO2. Beyond beer fermentation applications, the 6 – Gallon Carboy has the proper capacity to act as the secondary fermentor of wines produced from Vintners Reserve and Island Mist wine kits by Wine Expert.
For primary fermenting operations, place one end of a 3-foot length of 1” ID tubing into the mouth of the carboy while the opposite end is submerged in a bucket containing sanitizer solution, forming a tight seal for blow-off purposes. Technique facilitates safe release of CO2 pressure and excess krausen during fermentation. Requires #6.5 stoppers for use with air locks.