Originally Posted by admiral
Wow! What a mess. So, why do they even sell 6 gallon fermenters? OK, OK, for 3 qallon batches.
You would think that having a fermenter twice the size would work.
Last year I started a Chocolate Cherry Mel, put everything together in my 7.9 gal bucket and added the starter. The next morning I was cleaning the floor, under the table, all the carboys sitting next to the CCM. The baby spewed out the airlock! I dumped it into the 10 gallon fermenter and the foam still reached the lid. In case anyone is interested D254 is described as a vigorous fermenter - it is!