I have a Hefeweizen (Wild Flower Wheat pg 135) in the fermenter that is ready to be racked to the secondary. The recipe calls for 5 days in the secondary, however the only secondary fermenters I have are plastic. I have read that plastic fermenters are a poor choice for secondaries because they are oxygen permeable. Should I worry about this? If not, could I simply use my bottling bucket for secondary fermentation, there by saving myself a step before bottling?
I have never used a secondary before, so I would like to try it for the experience. However, I don't want to skunk my beer either.