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Old 02-09-2009, 04:06 AM   #1
Feb 2009
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Due to inadequate planning on my part, i will soon have 5 gallons of wine that i have to rack and my only other carboy is 6 gallons. Will the extra air inside create any problems? I've read some stuff about topping off with a similar, already finished wine. Is this going to be nessicary for me?

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Old 02-09-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
Jan 2005
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Yes you can top up with a similar wine or a wine you like, also you can put clean sanitized marbles in the carboy to take up the extra room.
Good luck

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Old 02-09-2009, 02:09 PM   #3
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Do you keg beer? You could purge the headspace with CO2...
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:27 AM   #4
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I did the same thing, but I bought a less expensive kit my first time around to make sure I worked my way through any bugs. Wife is having a glass now, kinda watered down, because I only had 2 bottles of wine to add, so I had to top off with water.

Live and learn...

Second batch I used a 5 gallon carboy, my third will require marbles because its still bulk ageing. Good luck
Drinking now:

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