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Old 02-28-2009, 01:07 PM   #11
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I have used my 6 gallon BB to rack 5 gallon batches with out issue. Using CO2 sounds like a great idea.

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Old 08-31-2014, 09:43 PM   #12
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I too just racked five gallons from primary to a six gallon carboy and was wondering the same thing. There was a lot of trub in the primary which meant it was closer to only four gallons that I recovered. I did notice that it was still emitting a random bubble here and there while siphoning it so I'm pretty sure the Co2 it produces will protect it. I have also learned, while searching this blog, that I should probably just leave it in primary for 2 -3 weeks, rack to the bottling bucket and bottle it. This is only my second batch (kit) but that's my plan for the next batch. Thanks for being such a great resource!

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Old 08-31-2014, 10:34 PM   #13
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If you can put some CO2 into the deadspace otherwise I'd move it into a 5 gal to prevent oxidation.


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Old 09-01-2014, 12:29 AM   #14
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Sounds like a good idea. Do you know if I Can you buy a can of co2 at the brew supply store?

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