I am trying to turn out a few brews to be in time for the holidays. I have two batches I need to get started right away, but only 1 empty 6 gallon carboy. Is it ok to do a primary in a 5 gallon carboy or do I need to go out to get another 6 gallon? I know with the 5 gallon I would have to use a blowoff hose due to the less extra room, but wanted to ask the experts.
Still learning the ropes with only 6 brews under my belt, so I appreciate all the help.