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Sir_Alex 09-28-2012 06:06 PM

Head space question
I have a rosť hip mead in a 5 gal carboy and after racking it there is a lot of head space. I was wondering if I could just add CO2 in the space to prevent it from oxidizing or will that effect the taste of the mead?

fatbloke 09-28-2012 07:59 PM

No a blanket of CO2 should be fine.

The only time CO2 will affect the taste, is if you fail to de-gas it prior to bottling.....

Sir_Alex 09-28-2012 09:41 PM

Thank you for the help is it still ok for bulk aging or should I rack it into a smaller carboy?

regulatedhobbyist 09-28-2012 10:35 PM

If in doubt, I've heard you should top off with a similar mead, or maybe even just plain water. The CO2 will eventually disapate. How much space is there?

Sir_Alex 09-28-2012 10:51 PM

It's about two inch down from the top mark on the round part of a five gal carboy.

Wayneh 09-28-2012 10:53 PM

It will fill up with co2 very quickly. I wouldn't worry about it for a secondary. Maybe if you rack again for a third.

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