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Old 02-16-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default 4 gallons of beer in 5 gallon carboy?

I racked my first beer to a secondary carboy a couple of days ago and it didn't quite fill the secondary up. It is about 4 gallons of beer which leaves extra headspace in the carboy. Should I worry about this?


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Old 02-16-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
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no need to worry, racking will have cause some CO2 to be released, and it is sitting on the top of your beer like a blanket, protecting it from oxidation.

If you are really worried, you can get one of those gizzmos that wineshops sell to put CO2 into the carboy and purge the airspace.


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Old 02-16-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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Nope, don't worry at all. Your beer will still give off some CO2 which will provide a protective layer over it. RDWHAHB.
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Nope. But do you know where your fifth gallon is?
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Thanks for the answers. I think I took extra large samples when I checked the FG.


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