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Old 04-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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Default What do you use as a secondary for 10 gal batches?

Im gonna be doing my first 10 gal batch soon and i plan to use a spare sankey keg as my primary, but what should i use as a secondary? Ill be making an apricot wheat and id like to add the extract to a secondary but i dont want all that dead space in there to risk oxidization . So what does everyone else use? I was thinking maybe 2 empty cornies and just close em up like i would if kegging

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #2
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What spare vessels do you have available? The cornies would work just fine if you've got them. You can also split it up into 2 5-gallon carboys. Either would be a good way to minimize dead space.

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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What spare vessels do you have available? The cornies would work just fine if you've got them. You can also split it up into 2 5-gallon carboys. Either would be a good way to minimize dead space.
I have a few spare cornies and a spare plastic carboy. I just also wasnt sure if its a good idea to split up batches just to put in secondaries
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
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if you have CO2... perge the secondary before you transfer and the head space is a non issue

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