In my two lives as a homebrewer, I have never brewed a barleywine. I am about to brew a 3gal batch and bottle it in 1L swing cap bottles. I use 9gal HDPE containers for fermentation and have no glass carboys. I have not used a secondary in a while. Will these be too large for secondary of a 3gal batch? I'm concerned about head space and oxygen.
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