Headspace - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Headspace

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-18-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
Pivot
 
Pivot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Fredericton New Brunswick
Posts: 501
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts



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?
__________________
On Deck...
Kolsch

Primary
Dark Belgian, Hobgoblin Clone

Kegged
Dark Ale

Bottled
Fruit Braggot, EdWort's Apfelwein, Coffee American Stout

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
DavidSteel
Recipes 
 
Oct 2009
IL
Posts: 1,068
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


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.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 01:57 AM   #3
Pivot
 
Pivot's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Apr 2009
Fredericton New Brunswick
Posts: 501
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


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.
__________________
On Deck...
Kolsch

Primary
Dark Belgian, Hobgoblin Clone

Kegged
Dark Ale

Bottled
Fruit Braggot, EdWort's Apfelwein, Coffee American Stout

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 01:58 AM   #4
kanderna
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
Jun 2009
Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 111
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Nah, you'll be ok. There will be a nice layer of CO2 protecting your beer from any oxygen that might be in there.
__________________
On Deck: ???
Primary1: Air
Primary2: Air
Secondary: Air
Conditioning:
Consuming: Purchased Beer :(
Planned: Making time for brewing!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2009, 02:27 AM   #5
Austinhomebrew
Recipes 
 
Mar 2007
Posts: 3,588
Liked 121 Times on 100 Posts


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.

Forrest

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help (with headspace) countryboy45683 Cider Forum 16 10-06-2009 10:30 PM
Headspace? Lovestojam Cider Forum 1 08-23-2009 12:40 PM
How much headspace is necessary? Willy Boner General Techniques 1 03-17-2008 12:47 AM
Keg Headspace PeteOz77 Bottling/Kegging 7 01-20-2008 02:49 PM
too much headspace? trainfever Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 11-24-2007 11:38 PM


Forum Jump