I bought a kit to start my meadmaking. It came with a 6.5 gallon plastic bucket fermenter and two glass 5 gallon carboys.
So wanting to keep it the same, I bought a few more 6.5 fermenters and a few more carboys. And I need more.
I have a unlimited supply of plastic food grade buckets. (5 gallon) I bought the airlock little gasket rings to use after drilling a hole in the bucket lids so I can adjust my recipes and use 5 gallon batches.
Must carboys be glass? Can I just use buckets for the racks from the fermenter? I see the advantage when racking from a glass carboy and seeing the clarity and where the bottom is, etc.
But from a quality standpoint, is there any disadvantages to using all buckets? It sure would save from buying additional glass carboys.