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Old 01-16-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hey all, i racked to secondary about 4 days ago after i had 3 days of the same gravity readings, question is, i have a little "head space" in my secondary carboy about 3-4inches, and i have heard about "oxidation" will that much head space cause that? i have tasted it a little and it taste great, good ole flat warm beer! i also have no activity in the airlock which i guess would be normal right? if anyone has any good rules when goin to secondary please hook me up thanks!! ALoha!



 
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Old 01-16-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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The gravity readings imply that fermentation has ceased and if they match (within points) the target fg, you moved to the secondary at the correct time.

There will be little to no airlock activity, but co2 will be produced. This will fill the headspace, so don't worry about o2.

Leave it in the secondary for 2 weeks. It will clear and mellow quite a bit.


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Old 01-16-2007, 04:47 PM   #3
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You should be just fine. From what I have read oxidation only becomes an issue after a couple of weeks and only with a significant amount of headspace (If you had 4 gal in a 5 gal carboy for example.

And yes, you shouldn't be seeing any airlock activity. All secondary is really doing for you is clearing up your beer.
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Old 01-16-2007, 06:48 PM   #4
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I was worried about my 5gal batch being in a secondary 6.5gal bucket too. I am just going to leave it for a maximum of two weeks, hopefully nothing will ruin the flavors.

 
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