I have an "Ale bucket" that I have used for several batches of beer. It is marked to 5 gallons, but looks to have about 2 gallons of space above that 5gal mark.
1. Is there any reason not to use this as my primary, from a flavor/odor point of view? I do have a "Better wine carboy" or whatever the heck the name is for your plastic wine secondary with the hole and valve . . .
2. Is it big enough? I'm going to get a WineExpert Cabernet Estate kit.