Originally Posted by homebrewer_99
If you keg you can always fill the 5 gal carboy with O2 before filling to protect it.
Also, if you rack a couple of points higher than the projected FG there will still be offgassing which should push out any air.
Unfortunately, I am a one keg guy at the moment. But that is a great idea, since I am looking to buy another one soon.
As for the early racking, won't that potentially oxidize my mead. And if so, would that be one way of imparting a sherry-type flavor to it? I made an earlier post looking for tips on how to actually do that, but I haven't had any responses yet.