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Old 04-30-2010, 01:37 PM   #11
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I've primaried my 2.5 gallon batches in 5 gallon carboys, since there's co2 filling the headspace.


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I have done this with no problems except that when the batch is done, I wish I had just brewed 5 gallons after all.


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Old 04-30-2010, 01:43 PM   #13
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just racked a batch to my secondary tonight its came out to be like 4 1/2 gallon is there to much headspace in my 5 gallon carboy should i worry about oxidation
You should be fine, but I would get it into a keg or bottles in weeks, not months.
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:58 PM   #14
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You should be fine, but I would get it into a keg or bottles in weeks, not months.
i was going to bottle in a week to week and half
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Old 04-30-2010, 07:13 PM   #15
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I only do 2.5 gallon brews
I have 3.5 gallon bucket for a primary, it came from weekendbrewer.com in VA

11235 3.5 Gallon food grade bucket plain $ 5.88
I secondary in a 3 gallon glass carboy when the type of beer would benefit.
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I only do 2.5 gallon brews
I have 3.5 gallon bucket for a primary, it came from weekendbrewer.com in VA

11235 3.5 Gallon food grade bucket plain $ 5.88
I secondary in a 3 gallon glass carboy when the type of beer would benefit.
thanks i been looking for a 3.5 bucket was not able to find one.


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