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Old 10-18-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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so I justy transferred my beer from my primary to secondary, and there is alot more headspace left over then I thought there was going to be.. is this really bad?



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Old 10-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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lol, no. I'd say you should aim for having 5.5 gallons in your primary so that when you rack, you get about 5 gallons of beer in your secondary.



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yea, I thought I had enough in my primary, but when I racked the carboy was so much emptier then I thought it would be. i had just heard headpsace was a bad thing because of oxidization so i got freaked out.

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Nah, you'll be ok. There will be a nice layer of CO2 protecting your beer from any oxygen that might be in there.

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Kanderna, please clear out your P/M box so I can answer your question.

I was born and raised in Iowa City. Good to see some Iowans brewing.

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