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Old 08-02-2011, 06:07 AM   #1
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I am about to transfer to a secondary for a long term bulk aging and don't want to have a large head space. Since it is a one gal batch moving to a smaller carboy is not an option. I bought some "vase filler" (flattened marbles) that claim to be pure glass. Does anyone know if there is any coating that could be adverse to the batch?


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Old 08-02-2011, 06:25 AM   #2
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It should be just fine. Meant to also stick in aquariums, and if it is not going to hurt fish then it isn't going to hurt your beer.

Good way to test if you are uncertain; clean the vase fillers, stick them in a glass of water, and wait a couple hours. Taste the water. If it tastes off, then the marbles are a no-go. Otherwise, go for it!


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Old 08-02-2011, 10:42 AM   #3
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How do you plan to get the beer out afterward with those marbles in there? Make sure you can get the racking cane down to the bottom, through all of those marbles. Otherwise you won't be able to get your beer out of the secondary and you'll have to dump it and risk oxidation. Oxidation you were trying to avoid using the marbles in the first place.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:50 AM   #4
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Or just age in 2 Half gal growlers...
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