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Old 05-08-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
Wesley
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Jun 2008
Ontario
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Hey,

I am trying my first at-home brew. This recipe im using is a 1 gallon recipe.
However the carboy I have is a five gallon. Will the increased access to oxygen affect the batch? as this is my first batch im quite happy sticking to the 1 gallon recipe


if it matters the recipe is for mead, found here,
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f80/joes...ge-mead-49106/

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Old 05-08-2010, 11:12 PM   #2
KAMMEE
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I don't really have experience with meads, but I don't think you want that much air space especially since meads sit for so long. Most homebrew shops sell one gallon glass jugs that work great for meads, even have special caps that accept an airlock. I'd pick one up for $5 it would be worth it instead of tying up a five gallon fermenter for a long time.



 
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:28 PM   #3
klyph
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The 1 gallon jugs are really cheap.


https://www.containerandpackaging.co....asp?item=G002
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:29 PM   #4
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http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/1-gallon-jug.html
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